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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


PICHARDO-RODRIGUEZ, Rafael; CORDOVA-CUEVA, Liz B.  and  SAAVEDRA-VELASCO, Marcos. Critical reading of clinical studies. Practical bases for the resident physician in medical specialties. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.3, pp.623-630. ISSN 1814-5469.

Critical reading from the point of view of evidence-based medicine is a structured reading that allows us to evaluate the validity and relevance of the results and the applicability of a clinical study in our patient. However, the level of critical reading among residents is low, as described in a number of studies. A study of oncology residents revealed an inadequate level of critical reading of clinical research articles. Similarly, inadequate levels were observed among residents of cardiology and family practice. In our country, this situation is unknown and it is most likely deficient. For this reason, we have prepared a small review in order to share practical bases to help the resident of medical specialties to apply in a simpler way the critical reading of clinical studies.

Keywords : Reading; Evidence based medicine; Internship and Residence. (Source: MeSH - NLM).

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