4Literature search Provide a simple flow chart of your literature. State why you have picked the current study for your presentation.
5Aims & ObjectivesThis is for the aims and objectives of your journal club.5
6Flow chart of the study Provide a simple flow chart of the study. Describe the study to the audience to help get a feel of the content and understand the methods used.6
7Details of the studyCopy and paste useful charts or tables from the study paper, and explain their significance to the audience.This might need 2 or 3 slides.7
8GATE frame (a critical appraisal tool – use if appropriate) This is an instruction slideApply the study to the GATE Frame and explain the steps to the audience.The next slide is the GATE Frame template.Reference: Jackson R, Ameratunga S, Broad J, Connor J, Lethaby A, Robb G, Wells S, Glasziou P, Heneghan C. The GATE frame: critical appraisal with pictures. Evid Based Med Apr;11(2):35-8. PubMed PMID:8
9GATE Frame (a critical appraisal tool – use if appropriate) OutcomeInterventionComparisonParticipantsInterventioncontrolParticipantsThe outcome box shows that in the progesterone group there were 10 preterm births and in the placebo there were 20.Eligible populationSource population9
10RAMMbo (a critical appraisal tool – use if appropriate) List the RAMMbo acronym stating if the study adhered to each part:RepresentativeAllocationMaintenanceMeasurementsblindedobjective10
11Processing the evidence (a critical appraisal tool – use if appropriate) Please provide appropriate clinical measures (e.g. RRR, ARR and NNT) to help your audience interpret the resultsCATmaker (http://www.cebm.net/index.aspx?o=1216) from CEBM at Oxford could help you with thisExample formula:Relative risk reduction (RRR): (CER - EER)/CERAbsolute risk reduction (ARR): (CER - EER)Number needed to treat (NNT): 1/ARR or 1/(CER - EER)CER= control group event rateEER= experimental group event rate11
12Other discussion points Are there any other methodological issues to consider?Any questions with regards to results of this paper?12
13Authors’ conclusion What did the authors say in their conclusion? Was is appropriate and justified?13
14Applicability of the findings Do these results add to the existing evidence and guidelines?Would you change your practice?