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Critical Appraisal: Appraising a Treatment, Hand Lacerations

Categories: CC21, Common Competences, Critical Appraisal, Learning Session


Description: This session deals with the critical appraisal of a key randomised controlled trial. The study concerns two treatments for the management of hand lacerations.

Duration: 2 hours

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Compare efficacy and effectiveness
  • Define bias
  • Define intention to treat
  • Explain the benefits of randomisation
  • Identify statistical significance from confidence intervals


  1. Shanthi says:

    Very useful and informative especially for those taking the exam.

  2. Dev Patel says:

    RCEM Learning is a very useful tool in preparation and understanding the subject briefly.

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