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  1. Fulltext. Quality of reviews in epidemiology.

    Article - En anglais



    This study examined the quality of recent reviews in epidemiology.


    All 1995 issues of 7 widely read epidemiology journals were searched to identify reviews.


    Twenty-nine reviews were identified.

    Methodology was not specified or incomplete for literature searches in 79% of reviews ; the same was true for inclusion criteria in 83% and for combining studies in 62%. More than 60% of the reviews were not methodologically systematic.


    There is a need to improve the quality of review papers in epidemiology.

    If systematic methodology were followed more frequently, epidemiologic science and its application could be improved.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Article synthèse, Qualité, Document publié, Littérature scientifique, Méthodologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Review, Quality, Published document, Scientific literature, Methodology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0200914

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 11/09/1998.