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ready Cochrane Patient/Population/Problem Intervention Comparison Outcome Ontology

Abbreviation: PICO

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The PICO ontology provides a model for describing evidence in a consistent way focusing on complex populations, detailed interventions and their comparisons as well as the outcomes considered. The PICO ontology was originally designed to model the questions asked and answered in Cochrane's systematic reviews. The PICO model can be used to describe healthcare evidence as well as used in other evidence-based domains. It aims to provide a model for describing evidence in a consistent way.

How to cite this record PICO; Cochrane Patient/Population/Problem Intervention Comparison Outcome Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: July 31, 2020, 2:06 p.m.; Last accessed: Jan 18 2022 7:22 a.m.

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Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases in medicine and other healthcare specialities that contain different types of evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. Data in the Cochrane Library comes from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCA). The Cochrane Library uses a subscription-based model, with many governments purchasing country-wide access. A more limited version of the Library is available for free.

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