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Towards evidence based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary
  1. Simon Carley
  1. Correspondence to Dr Simon Carley; Simon.Carley{at}

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Best Evidence Topic reports (BETs) summarise the evidence pertaining to particular clinical questions. They are not systematic reviews, but rather contain the best (highest level) evidence that can be practically obtained by busy practicing clinicians. The search strategies used to find the best evidence are reported in detail in order to allow clinicians to update searches whenever …

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  • Handling editor Simon Carley

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  • Collaborators Florentine Leirman, Nicky Koster, Trudy Bekkering, Gerlinde Lenaerts.

  • Contributors These reports were developed according to the Best Evidence Topics methodology. Florentine Leirman and Nicky Koster prepared the first draft of the evidence table which was checked and reviewed by ND. BA and JYJV. Gerlinde Lenaerts and Trudy Bekkering checked and validated the final draft report according to the best BET criteria. All authors reviewed the final draft prior to submission.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.