The 5 A Framework assumes you have first ASSESSED a patient and come up with a clinical question. Next, you are ready to ASK your question.
We use an acronym called PICO to be sure we have included all important factors to consider when forming a good searchable question.
PICO is a tool that clarifies and focuses questions that arise during a patient assessment, and helps to identify and organize the key aspects of a complex patient presentation.
Those key components include:
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