Journal article

Evolution of methodology and reporting of emergency medicine quantitative research over a 20-year period

Jesse Smith, Patrick Date, William Spencer, Erik de Tonnerre, David McDonald Taylor

EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine trends over time in article origin, and article and methodology characteristics. METHOD: We examined original research articles published every fifth year over a 20-year period (1997-2017) in six emergency medicine (EM) journals (Ann Emerg Med, Acad Emerg Med, Eur J Emerg Med, Emerg Med J, Am J Emerg Med, Emerg Med Australas). Explicit data extraction of 21 article characteristics was undertaken. These included regional contributions, specific article items and research methodology. RESULTS: 2152 articles were included. Over the study period, the proportional contributions from the USA and the UK steadily fell while those from Australasia, Europe and 'other' ..

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