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Table 2 Prescribed critical appraisal topics and elements of the CAT task

From: Computer supported collaborative learning in a clerkship: an exploratory study on the relation of discussion activity and revision of critical appraisal papers

Critical appraisal topics of discussion CAT task elements
(1) Literature search regarding clinical problem Preparation for executing the literature search
Strategy of the literature search
Results of the literature search
(2) Appraisal of the selected article(s) Study design
Study method
Study outcome
(3) Relevant conclusion regarding the clinical problem Evidence table of appraised article(s)
Relevant clinical conclusion regarding clinical problem