Emergency Care PLUS (Premium LiteratUre Service) is sponsored by the Emergency Strategic Clinical NetworkTM at Alberta Health Services partnering with the University of Alberta Department of Emergency Medicine and University of Calgary, and powered by the Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, building on the McMaster Premium Literature Service, McMasterPLUSTM
EmergencyCare+ is a continuously updated repository of current best evidence from research to support evidence-based clinical decisions. EmergencyCare+ does not cover basic science.
Our goal is to identify and disseminate studies that are worthy of clinical attention by virtue of their scientific merit and clinical relevance. To do this, we screen and review all articles from 124 premier clinical journals, including American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Journal, Journal of Emergency Nursing, and Prehospital Emergency Care . Our research staff and clinical editors assess articles for their methodologic quality, index qualified articles to content related to emergency care, and then at least 3 practitioners from each pertinent clinical discipline assess the qualifying articles for clinical relevance and newsworthiness. Only the strongest studies and systematic reviews are selected for EmergencyCare+; less than 1 in 10 articles published in the field of emergency care makes the grade.
The current features of EmergencyCare+ include:
The current features of PLUS include:
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