This set of eight critical appraisal tools are designed to be used when reading research, these include tools for Systematic Reviews, Randomised Controlled Trials, Cohort Studies, Case Control Studies, Economic Evaluations, Diagnostic Studies, Qualitative studies and Clinical Prediction Rule.

These are free to download and can be used by anyone under the Creative Commons License.

CASP Appraisal Checklists
(click to download either a version to print and handfill, or a version to fill in electronically)


(print a paper version to fill in by hand, then file away for future reference)

Edit electronically

(save the file to your computer first, complete your appraisal and then save with the name of the paper)