asking the right question

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asking the right question by Mind Map: asking the right question

1. triggers

1.1. m&m committee meetings

1.2. group and national initiative

1.3. patient enquiry

1.4. ambulatory care

1.5. handover meetings

1.6. ward rounds

2. the right question

2.1. will the answer help me?

2.2. will the answer help the patient?

2.3. will the answer help the community at large?

2.4. is the question answerable?

2.5. is the question specific?

3. steps to EBM (5As)

3.1. Ask

3.2. Acquire

3.3. Appraise

3.4. Apply

3.5. Assess

4. Type of questions

4.1. background question

4.1.1. general and basic

4.1.2. examples

4.1.2.1. what is migraine

4.1.3. resources

4.1.3.1. textbooks

4.2. foreground question

4.2.1. specific to clinical scenario

4.2.2. not easily found in text books

4.2.3. has four components PICO

4.2.3.1. Patient/population

4.2.3.1.1. patient of patient group

4.2.3.1.2. disease or condition

4.2.3.1.3. stage of illness

4.2.3.1.4. care setting

4.2.3.2. Intervention/indicator

4.2.3.2.1. type of treatment

4.2.3.2.2. level of intervention

4.2.3.2.3. stage of intervention

4.2.3.2.4. New node

4.2.3.3. comparison/control

4.2.3.3.1. alternative intervention

4.2.3.3.2. not always there

4.2.3.4. outcome

4.2.4. types of clinical question

4.2.4.1. therapy

4.2.4.2. diagnostic

4.2.4.3. prognosis

4.2.4.4. harm/etiology

4.2.4.5. prevention

4.2.4.6. cost-effectiveness

4.2.4.7. quality of life