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  • Published on:
    SOCRATES old but wise
    • Peadar Gilligan, Emergency Physician
    • Other Contributors:
      • A Khan, M Shepherd, G Lumsden, G Kitching, A Taylor, H Law, J Brenchley, J Jones, and D Hegarty

    Dear Editor

    I thank Simon D. Carley for his kind words relating to the work of the SOCRATES team. I acknowledge that updates of the included reviews are now available on many of the reviews we regarded as relevant. As I am sure you are aware this is inevitable given the size of the study and the inevitable delays in such a volume of work finally being published. I am sure the Journal readership on seeing a review of p...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    SOCRATES is not as old as it looks!

    Dear Editor

    I welcome the addition of SOCRATES to the EMJ. In years past I have found the Cochrane database to have little relevance to my practice. It is perhaps a sign of both the changing nature of "typical" emergency practice and the cochrane database that there is an increasing number of relevant reviews. I thank the SOCRATES team for doing the time consuming work of finding the relevant ones.

    I was i...

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