PICO Question Examples
Evidence-based models use a process for framing a question, locating, assessing, evaluating, and repeating as needed. PICO (T) elements include: Problem/Patient/Population, Intervention/Indicator, Comparison,Outcome, and (optional) Time element or Type of Study.
Does hand washing among healthcare workers reduce hospital acquired infections?
The question above includes the PICO elements:
|P (Problem or Patient orPopulation)||hospital acquired infection|
|I (intervention/indicator)||hand washing|
|C (comparison)||no hand washing; other solution; masks|
|O (outcome of interest)||reduced infection|