Systematic reviews in emergency medicine: Part I. Background and general principles for locating and critically appraising reviews.

@article{Zed2003SystematicRI,
  title={Systematic reviews in emergency medicine: Part I. Background and general principles for locating and critically appraising reviews.},
  author={Peter J. Zed and Brian H. Rowe and Peter S. Loewen and Riyad B. Abu-Laban},
  journal={CJEM},
  year={2003},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={331-5}
}
Reviews of the medical literature have always been an important resource for physicians. Increasingly, qualitative and quantitative "systematic reviews" have replaced the traditional "narrative review" as a means of capturing and summarizing current evidence on a topic or, when possible, answering a specific clinical question. This paper is part one of a… CONTINUE READING