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Free Clinical Research & Patient Wellness Resources: Formulating the Clinical Question

This guide lists FREE clinical, evidence based medicine and patient education resources for physicians, nurses, public librarians, general public and UI alumni.

Using PICO to Formulate Clinical Questions

PICO is a mnemonic used to describe the four elements of a good clinical question. It stands for:


Here are links to some PICO Resources:

Construct Well Built Clinical Questions
University of Washington

Formulating Answerable Clinical Questions
Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, University of Toronto

Riley Samuelson