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What is PICO?

Last Updated: Feb 03, 2017  |  17 Views

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PICO is a format for asking clinical questions. It stands for:

P - Patient Population

I - Intervention of interest

C - Comparison intervention or status

O - Outcome

Reference: Melnyk, B. M., & Fineout-Overholt, E. (2005). Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 8

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