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Formulating a search question: 1. Formulating a question

A quick guide to introduce you to formulating a search question using PICO

What is PICO?

Formulating an answerable search question is essential to finding the best evidence for your topic. You can use the PICO framework to help you structure your search question and enable you to find the information you need most effectively. 

PICO is a method of searching for evidence, commonly used within health and medicine. It helps to break down a clinical scenario and turn it into a clinical question. Click the 'i' icons in the images below to learn more about how you decide what goes into each section.

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