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Master of Public Health Resources: Evidence Based Healthcare

Research Guide for MPH students


PICO is often used to create a searchable question. It stands for:

Patient or problem
Comparison (if any)

You may find it useful to use the following worksheet to constuct a searchable question.

PICO Worksheet

What is Evidence-Based Practice?

Evidence based practice is the combining of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence together to develop the best health care possible.

Evidence-Based Practice Help Sheets

Evidence-Based Practice Databases

To see a list of recommended resources for finding evidence-based literature, visit the Evidence-Based Practice databases page.

EBM Reviews

This video contains a narrated example of a search for evidence based information.

EBM Reviews: a.k.a Cochrane (duration - 10:29)