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Quality of reporting in abstracts of RCTs published in emergency medicine journals: a systematic survey of the literature suggests we can do better

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  • Federico Germini Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Health Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Maura Marcucci Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Marta Fedele Unità Operativa Complessa di Medicina e Chirurgia d’Accettazione e d’Urgenza, Ospedale Renzetti, Asl Lanciano Vasto Chieti, Lanciano, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Maria Giulia Galli Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Tevin Heath Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lawrence Mbuagbaw Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Valentina Salvatori General Practitioner Course, Regione Marche - Servizio Sanità, Ancona, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Giacomo Veronese School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Andrew Worster Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lehana Thabane Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact (HEI), McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Biostatistics Unit, Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Departments of Paediatrics and Anaesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Centre for Evaluation of Medicine, St Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Federico Germini, Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, Hamilton ON L8S4K1, Canada; germinif{at}mcmaster.ca
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Germini F, Marcucci M, Fedele M, et al
Quality of reporting in abstracts of RCTs published in emergency medicine journals: a systematic survey of the literature suggests we can do better

Publication history

  • Received April 1, 2019
  • Revised July 26, 2019
  • Accepted August 2, 2019
  • First published November 6, 2019.
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October 22, 2020

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