The GATE frame: critical appraisal with pictures

Jackson, Rod; Ameratunga, Shanthi; Broad, Joanna; Connor, Jennie; Lethaby, Anne; Robb, Gill; Wells, Sue; Glasziou, Paul; Heneghan, Carl
March 2006
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 144 Issue 2, pA8
Academic Journal
The article reports that epidemiologic evidence about the accuracy of diagnostic tests, the power of prognostic markers and the efficacy and safety of interventions is the cornerstone of evidence-based health care. The Graphic Appraisal Tool (GATE) for Epidemiological studies is developed to help students conceptualize the whole study as well as its components. GATE is a visual framework that illustrates the generic design of all epidemiologic studies.


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