Everyone wants good health and healthcare that is effective. But how can we know whether a claimed intervention is truly effective? Many interventions are given with the best of intentions, but have later been found to be ineffective with the potential for harm and wasted resource.

Critical appraisal skills enable you to systematically assess the trustworthiness, relevance and results of published papers. The Critical Appraisals Skills Programme (CASP) has 25 years of significant and unrivalled expertise in the delivery of training to healthcare professionals.

“Is the research you are reading good, bad or indifferent? We need critical appraisal skills more than ever, to make that judgement. This is why you need the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme to help you make sense of the evidence.”
Professor Sir Muir Gray

The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP), is part of the Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare Ltd (3V) portfolio.

The Oxford Centre for Triple Value Healthcare is a small social enterprise that supports health systems achieve optimal outcomes for populations and individuals given the resources available. 3V do this through the dissemination of knowledge, Learning and skills development programmes and deploying solutions and in doing so support health systems to improve triple value (population, technical and personal value), thereby helping them to improve outcomes and make better use of resources. 3V focus on the issues faced by populations with common healthcare needs- whether those people are known to the health system or not.