Critical appraisal is the process of systematically assessing the report of a piece of research (for example, a clinical trial, meta-analysis or cost-effectiveness analysis) in terms of the validity and correct application of its methods, correct reporting of the results and justification for the interpretation of the results. Critical appraisal can be performed on many types of research reports relevant to health technology assessment, and a number of authoritative checklists are available to guide the process for each type of research (See


How to cite: Critical Appraisal [online]. (2016). York; York Health Economics Consortium; 2016.


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