PICO

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PICO

(pī'kō)
An acronym used in formulating patient-centered questions. What is the Patient, Population, or Problem? Which Intervention is being considered? What Comparator to this intervention will be used? What Outcome will be measured?

PICO,

n acronym for diagnostic questions based on these four areas of knowledge and action: Patient or problem;
Intervention, cause, or prognosis;
Comparison or control; and
Outcome. This evidence-based method is designed to make a valid, successful decision based on the skills and knowledge of the clinician, the values of the patient, and the best available evidence.
Picornaviridae
n one of the major ribonucleic acid virus families, to which the polio-, rhino-, entero-, and hepatitis A viruses belong. Viruses in this family have a single-stranded, nonsegmented, linear molecular structure with icosahedral symmetry.