PICO(T) is a framework that helps one remember the key components of a well focused question. The question needs to identify the key problem of the patient, what treatment to consider, alternative treatment considered (if any), what is the outcome you want to avoid or promote, and the timeframe (if any).
PICO(T) is used to create a researchable question based on a clinical situation encountered. Based on your PICO question, you will identify keywords and/or subject terms to use in database searches.
Use questions to help you focus your search for sources.