Wendy Jones, Glyn Elwyn*, Peter Edwards, Adrian Edwards, Melody Emmerson and Richard Hibbs
Corresponding author: Glyn Elwyn email@example.com
BMC Family Practice 2003, 4:8 doi:10.1186/1471-2296-4-8
(2004-02-11 06:54) Kaunas University of Medicine
Authors of the article “Measuring access to primary care appointments: a review
of methods” (1) aimed to search for and compare methods that have been published
or are being developed to measure patient access to primary care appointments, with
particular focus on finding methods using appointment system data.
The methodology of the scientific review well known and informatively described in
the Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook (2). It seems that the authors in some extent used
this book and review were designed appropriately. Authors highlighted that the retrieval
of the literature initially identified total of 1763 citations and 38 articles retrieved
for detailed assessment from the Pubmed and the Medline searches (1). Total number
of citations highlighted in the Reference section is only 35 so at least missed 3
citations or there have need to be corrected The Results section.
1. Jones W, Elwyn G, Edwards P, Edwards A, Emmerson M, Hibbs R. Measuring access to
primary care appointments: a review of methods. BMC Fam Pract 2003, 4:8
2. Cochrane Reviewers' Handbook [http://www.cochrane.org/resources/handbook/index.htm]
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