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Case reports describing treatments in the emergency medicine literature: missing and misleading information.

Authors
  • Richason, Tiffany P
  • Paulson, Stephen M
  • Lowenstein, Steven R
  • Heard, Kennon J
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Emergency Medicine
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
9
Pages
10–10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1471-227X-9-10
PMID: 19527500
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Treatment-related CRs in emergency medicine journals often omit critical details about treatments, co-interventions, outcomes, generalizability, causality and denominators. As a result, the information may be misleading to providers, and the clinical applications may be detrimental to patient care.

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