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Can Fam Physician. 1993 May;39:1097-102.

Critical appraisal of review articles.

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  • 1Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.

Abstract

Review articles are an important source of clinical information for family physicians. However, the volume of available reviews is vast and their scientific quality varies enormously. Family physicians must be able to identify trustworthy reviews quickly. This article outlines practical and flexible guidelines for critical appraisal and discusses the respective roles of review articles and original research reports in guiding clinical practice.

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8499790
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PMC2379630
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