Systematic reviews: A logical methodological extension of evidence-based medicine

E. John Gallagher

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Academic Emergency Medicine is interested in publishing systematic reviews (also known as meta-analyses) containing explicit, quantitative compilations of valid, critically appraised evidence targeted at topics relevant to the science and practice of emergency medicine. This article presents a strategy for the performance and reporting of systematic reviews, based on established recommendations. A well-performed systematic review of the literature may provide clinically relevant information otherwise unobtainable, and has potential to alter patient care. Systematic reviews are logical methodological extensions of evidence-based medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1255-1260
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic Emergency Medicine.
  • Cochrane Collaboration
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Meta-analysis
  • Systematic reviews

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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