What is orthopaedic triage? A systematic review.
Bottom Line: Studies were critically appraised using the McMaster quality appraisal tool and ranked using the National Health and Medical Research Council hierarchy of evidence.The hierarchy of evidence ranged from I to IV; however, the majority were at low levels of evidence and scored poorly on the critical appraisal tool.However, there were significant inconsistencies across these themes.
Affiliation: Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The search found a total of 1930 studies, which were potentially eligible for this review (see Fig. 1). Of these, 204 were duplicates, 1673 were removed as not relevant through analysis of title and abstract, six more were pearled from reference lists, 14 were excluded on review of full text, resulting in 45 papers relevant for this review.
Affiliation: Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.