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Saint Thomas Medical Libraries: PICO

Direct links to some of the many resources Ascension-Saint Thomas Health provides access to. For additional resources use the search box on "HOME" page of library website

What is PICO?

PICO is a mnemonic used to aide the clinician or researcher in identifying the important parts of a well-defined clinical question. This question then provides the basis for a search of medical literature on the question topic.

Elements of a Clinical Question

Saint Thomas Health Medical Libraries
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