Learning Centre-National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools
The NCCMT's goal is to support the use of the best available research evidence in public health practice and policy to optimize the health of Canadians. They support public health professionals in finding and using innovative, high quality, up-to-date methods and tools to build capacity for evidence-informed public health.
They offer a number of useful tools, including the database Public Health + of pre-appraised studies and reviews relevant to public health.
Listed below are a few resources that may be helpful in learning how to critically appraise an article.
"helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance, and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care."
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In Pearson, A., Field, J., & Jordan, Z. (2009). Evidence-based clinical practice in nursing and health care: assimilating research, experience and expertise. Appendix 2. Print book located in the Health Sciences Library RT42.P43 2007