Please note that this page and the searching tool are still under development. We appreciate your comments and feedback to email: rmlibrary@dha.gov.ae

Clinical/PICO Search for DHA set to search across the clinical resources available in Rashid Medical Library. The tool created by the library will help in structuring your search strategy. Finding relevant clinical information is often easier if you first develop a PICO question. Using PICO for formulating a clinical question is the best way to match the capabilities of search engines to find relevant and useful information.

How it works?
Physicians or researchers to fill in the four boxes based on the Four PICO elements mentioned below. The PICO parts (keywords) are combined with the Boolean login AND.  The search is executed and searching through a selected high quality databases and search engines.

What is PICO?
An acronym used in formulating a well-focused researched question. The question needs to define the Patient, problem or population, what Intervention, prognostic factor, or exposure you are considering, what alternative to Compare with the intervention is being considered and what is the Outcome to accomplish, measure, improve, or affect.

P: Patient, Population, Problem
I: Intervention
C: Comparison/ Control
O: Outcome

N.B: please Note Well that searching this tool created by Rashid Medical Library is limited only to the resources available in the library. You might need to search other databases to find results that are more relevant to your search.