A technique often used in health research for formulating a clinical question is the PICO Model.
Using PICO, a clinical question will have 4 elements – Patient, Intervention, Comparison and Outcome.
The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions includes the following factors to consider when developing criteria for your PICO elements.
We have three resources which provide a PICO search interface (Library VPN Required for licensed resources)
Ovid MEDLINE PICO search (must be on campus network)
Embase PICO Search (must be on campus network)