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Example PICO assignment PICO Assignment.pdf

Population – This is a specific reference to a population and their characteristics. Inclusion or exclusion should be based on a clear, scientific justification rather than based on biased reasoning. (Disease or Health status, age, race, sex)
Intervention – The intervention should be described in detail, if possible. Think about the comparator while defining the intervention. (Specific tests, therapies, medications)
Comparison – Is the alternative form of treatment or care that will be compared to the intervention. (ie. No treatment, different type of treatment, etc.)
Outcome – Is the desired effect or outcome from using the intervention or the comparison. (Less symptoms, no symptoms, full health, etc.)
Time - What is the desired time frame? (This element is not always included.)

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