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What is a Background Question?

General questions about a single concept that cover:

  • Terminology
  • General pathology
  • Patient education materials
  • General drug information
  • Examination/assessment procedures.

Format: Root (Who/What/Why/How) + condition

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What is a Foreground Question?

Detailed questions about patient care.

Format: Patient population, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO)

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Start > Background > General Topic . . .

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Start > Background > Drug Information . . .

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Start > Background > Rare or Emerging Topics

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Start > Foreground > Point of Care

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Start > Foreground > Guidelines

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Guideline summaries from the U.S. National Guideline Clearinghouse, which closed in July 2018.

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Warning, not all guidelines in Trip are based on systematic reviews of the evidence.

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Start > Public Health

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Start > Information for Patients

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Start > Clinical Calculators

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