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Global emergency medicine: a review of the literature from 2012.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24033627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: The Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review (GEMLR) conducts an annual search of peer-reviewed and grey literature relevant to global emergency medicine (EM) to identify, review, and disseminate the most important new research in this field to a worldwide audience of academics and clinical practitioners.
METHODS: This year, our search identified 4,818 articles written in six languages. These articles were distributed among 20 reviewers for initial screening based on their relevance to the field of global EM. Two additional reviewers searched and screened the grey literature. A total of 224 articles were deemed appropriate by at least one reviewer and were approved by their editor for formal scoring of overall quality and importance.
RESULTS: Of the 224 articles that met our predetermined inclusion criteria, 56% were categorized as Emergency Care in Resource-limited Settings, 18% as EM development, and 26% as Disaster and Humanitarian Response. A total of 28 articles received scores of 16 or higher and were selected for formal summary and critique. Inter-rater reliability for two reviewers using our scoring system was good, with an intraclass correlation coefficient of 0.625 (95% confidence interval = 0.512 to 0.711).
CONCLUSIONS: In 2012 there were more disaster and humanitarian response articles than in previous years. As in prior years, the majority of articles addressed the acute management of infectious diseases or the care of vulnerable populations such as children and pregnant women.
Authors:
Gabrielle A Jacquet; Mark Foran; Susan Bartels; Torben Kim Becker; Erika D Schroeder; Herbert C Duber; Elizabeth Goldberg; Hannah Cockrell; Adam C Levine;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1553-2712     ISO Abbreviation:  Acad Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9418450     Medline TA:  Acad Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  835-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2013 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
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