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Critical appraisal series introduction
  1. Mike Clancy1,
  2. Peter Driscoll2
  1. 1
    Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
  2. 2
    Hope Hospital, Salford, UK
  1. Dr M Clancy, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton S016 6YD, UK; mike.clancy{at}

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Skill in critical appraisal has always been valued in our specialty because it is essential for the practice of evidence-based emergency medicine. The new series of six papers written by Steve Goodacre will therefore be welcomed by both trainees and trainers alike (see article on page 219). They provide a fresh, lucid and succinct description of the important aspects of this topic with the important points reinforced by examples from emergency medicine. The section covering …

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