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Levels of evidence in plastic surgery—bibliometric trends and comparison with five other surgical specialties

Abstract:

Background: Categorising research by level of evidence (LOE) is an important evidence-based medicine initiative. Our objective was to assess the change in LOEs in plastic surgery from 2003 to 2013 and compared this with five other surgical specialties. Methods: A search for all research articles published in the top three general plastic surgery journals (ranked by impact factor) was conducted for 2003 and 2013. Articles were then labelled as LOE 1–5 and compared to other specialties. Results...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s00238-016-1219-1

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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Plastic Surgery Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
5
Pages:
365–370
Publication date:
2016-07-18
Acceptance date:
2016-06-06
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EISSN:
1435-0130
ISSN:
0930-343X
Pubs id:
pubs:637605
URN:
uri:59b283f1-7d43-4740-b7ad-8eca297e922d
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uuid:59b283f1-7d43-4740-b7ad-8eca297e922d
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pubs:637605

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