The Journal of Informed Pharmacotherapy


(c) 2004 JIP

Form for Evaluating an Article on the Clinical Impact of Drug Therapy

Online Submission Form

We welcome submissions for this section from health care professionals.  We cannot guarantee that we will publish your review in the Journal.  We require full and accurate contact information for all submitters so we may clarify any aspects of your review if necessary.  Your name and/or e-mail address may be included in the final publication of your review.

Please complete the form below to review an article on the Clinical Impact of Drug Therapy (e.g. a randomized controlled trial).

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Overall Study Question:  What were the objectives, the patient population, the outcome variables, and the interventions tested in this trial?


I. Are the Results of the Study Valid?
1. Was the assignment of patients to treatment randomized?

2. Were all patients who entered the trial properly accounted for and attributed at its conclusion?

3. Were patients, their clinicians and study personnel 'blind' to treatment?

4. Were the groups similar at the start of the trial?

5. Aside from the experimental intervention, were the groups treated equally?

II. What are the Results?
1. How large was the treatment effect?

2. How precise was the estimate of the treatment effect?

III. Will the results help me in caring for my patients?
1. Can the results be applied to my patients?

2. Were all clinically important outcomes considered?

3. Are the benefits worth the harms and costs?

IV. How can the results be put into the context of previous knowledge and clinical practice? What are any important methodological issues with the study? How should the study findings be applied to the field of clinical pharmacotherapy?


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Last updated: June 11, 2002