Reporting the level of evidence in the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Why is it important?

@article{Thoma2012ReportingTL,
  title={Reporting the level of evidence in the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Why is it important?},
  author={Achilleas Thoma and Teegan Ali Ignacy and Yu Kit Li and Christopher James Coroneos},
  journal={The Canadian journal of plastic surgery = Journal canadien de chirurgie plastique},
  year={2012},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={12-6}
}
The levels of evidence (LOE) table has been increasingly used by many surgical journals and societies to emphasize the importance of proper study design. Since their origin, LOE have evolved to consider multiple study designs and also the rigour of not only the study type but multiple aspects of its design. The use of LOE aids readers in appraising the literature while encouraging clinical researchers to produce high-quality evidence. The current article discusses the benefits and limitations… CONTINUE READING

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