Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Lecture:Phrasing the clinical question
Harm and prognosis
Slide content:Hierarchy of Evidence for Harm Randomized controlled trial Cohort study Case-control study Case series/report 6
Slide notes:6 When were assessing studies of harm, we essentially have a hierarchy of evidence. A randomized controlled trial provides the best form of evidence, and often, we can use a randomized controlled trial to determine harm. The next best study is a cohort study, followed by a case-control study, and then a case series or an individual case reportthe weakest form of evidence.