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HSCI.3400: IPE Research Methods

Find Research to Support a Problem Statement

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Despite the worrying name similarity, PICO is not an eating disorder, but a way to remember the four elements of a good clinical question, (problem statement).

P Population/Patient/Problem - Description of the problem as you observe it in a patient population or institutional setting

I - Intervention: what do I think could be done about it?

C - Comparison: what (if anything) is being done about the problem currently? Where does this differ from my proposed intervention?

O - Outcome: What is my goal? What improvement will result?