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The PICO Research Question

A strategy aimed at asking good clinical questions that will help in developing a research question

What Is It?

PICO is a clinical research question that assists in the decision-making process in evidence-based practice (EBP). It is a specific, foreground question composed of elements that form an acronym. The P stands for patient/population/problem, the I stands for intervention or exposure, the C stands for comparison (standard of care, another intervention, or control/placebo group), and the O stands for outcome (which should be something measurable if possible). Though optional, T for time can also be included as an element of your question if your topic or research allows.

What Does It Mean?

How Does It Work?


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