The lectura critica tool
Osteba (Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment) has developed the Lectura Critica tool for critical appraisal containing 7 different instruments (diagnostic tests, systematic reviews, clinical trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, economic assessments and case series) for different study designs. Each instrument consists of a checklist divided into 10 domains, a glossary about epidemiological concepts and a menu to facilitate completion.
The Web platform 2.0 includes features to facilitate critical appraisals including: a guided process to complete the appraisals, criteria to evaluate some epidemiological designs that have a few instruments available and automatic generation of evidence tables.
Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP)
The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) programme has internationally recognised critical appraisal tools for all study types.