Journal article

Review article: A primer for clinical researchers in the emergency department: Part IX. How to conduct a systematic review in the field of emergency medicine

Elliot Long, Simon Craig, Franz E Babl, Emma Tavender, Carole Lunny



In this series we address important topics for emergency clinicians who either participate in research as part of their work, or use the knowledge generated by research studies. Emergency clinicians are routinely in the position of applying new evidence in clinical practice. With an ever-increasing volume of evidence generated, this can be problematic when studies are conducted in different settings, and include different patient groups, different interventions and different outcomes. This is made even more difficult when the results of primary research studies do not agree. Systematic reviews are becoming increasingly valuable as they appraise and synthesise research findings using a clear ..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Canberra, Australia

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Centre of Research Excellence for Paediatric Emergency Medicine), Canberra, Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded in parts by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (project grant GNT1046727, Centre of Research Excellence for Paediatric Emergency Medicine GNT1058560), Canberra, Australia and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. FEB's time was part funded by a grant from the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation and the Melbourne Campus Clinician Scientist Fellowship, Melbourne, Australia and an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship, Canberra, Australia.