Pre-appraised evidence provides busy healthcare practitioners and clinicians with quick access to scientific research that has been filtered and critically appraised in a synthesized or summarized manner.
Resources for finding and accessing pre-appraised evidence are listed in the box below by category.
Dicenso, A., Bayley, L., & Haynes, R. B. (2009). Accessing pre-appraised evidence: Fine-tuning the 5S model into a 6S model. Evidence-Based Nursing, 12(4), 99–101. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebn.12.4.99-b
Summaries are a type of pre-appraised evidence that include point-of-care evidence summaries and clinical practice guidelines.
Synopses of syntheses are critically appraised synopses of systematic reviews in a brief reading format. They can often be found in evidence-based abstraction resources, such as those listed below.
Syntheses are individual systematic reviews.
Synopses of studies are critically appraised synopses of single research studies in a brief reading format. They can often be found in evidence-based abstraction resources, such as those listed below.