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Recent Submissions

  • Speaking up for Fundamental Care: The ILC Aalborg Statement 

    Kitson, A; Carr, D; Conroy, T; et al. (BMJ Publishing Group, 9 December 2019)
    Objective The International Learning Collaborative (ILC) is an organisation dedicated to understanding why fundamental care, the care required by all patients regardless of clinical condition, fails to be provided in ...
  • Revisiting the need for a literature search narrative: A brief methodological note 

    Cooper, C; Dawson, S; Peters, J; et al. (Wiley for Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, 21 July 2018)
    In this method note, we question if the primary search strategy in a systematic review should be accompanied by a search narrative. A search narrative could offer a conceptual and contextual report on the search strategy, ...
  • Use of test accuracy study design labels in NICE's diagnostic guidance 

    Olsen, M; Zhelev, Z; Hunt, H; et al. (BMC, 5 September 2019)
    Background: A variety of study designs are available to evaluate the accuracy of tests, but the terms used to describe these designs seem to lack clarity and standardization. We investigated if this was the case in the ...
  • Helping people with psychosis to expand their social networks: the stakeholders’ views. 

    Tee, H; Priebe, S; Santos, C; et al. (BioMed Central, 2020)
    Background: People with psychosis experience more social isolation than any other diagnostic group and have smaller social networks than the general population. This isolation can have a detrimental effect on quality of ...
  • Misannotation of multiple-nucleotide variants risks misdiagnosis 

    Wakeling, MN; Laver, TW; Colclough, K; et al. (F1000 Research Ltd, 9 January 2020)
    Multiple Nucleotide Variants (MNVs) are miscalled by the most widely utilised next generation sequencing analysis (NGS) pipelines, presenting the potential for missing diagnoses. These variants, which should be treated as ...

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