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Research Process and Scholarship

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Clinical Review in Health Care Research

Clinical reviews focus on medical literature and criteria that determine the necessity and appropriateness of health care services where there is little hard evidence to make reasoned judgements.  They included written screening procedures, decision abstracts, clinical protocols, and practice guidelines. It is the process by which health care professionals, including those in nursing and pharmacy, evaluate each other's clinical performance. 

Vetter, N. (2003). What Is a Clinical Review? Reviews in Clinical Gerontology. (Available)

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