Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: How to Use an Article About Mortality in a Humanitarian Emergency
Mills, Edward J
Orbinski, James J
Schull, Michael J
Woodruff, Bradley A
Guyatt, Gordon H
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CitationMills, Edward J, Francesco Checchi, James J. Orbinski, Michael J. Schull, Frederick M. Burkle, Chris Beyrer, Curtis Cooper, Colleen Hardy, Sonal Singh, Richard Garfield, Bradley A. Woodruff, and Gordon H. Guyatt. 2008. Users' guides to the medical literature: how to use an article about mortality in a humanitarian emergency. Conflict and Health 2:9.
AbstractThe accurate interpretation of mortality surveys in humanitarian crises is useful for both public health responses and security responses. Recent examples suggest that few medical personnel and researchers can accurately interpret the validity of a mortality survey in these settings. Using an example of a mortality survey from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), we demonstrate important methodological considerations that readers should keep in mind when reading a mortality survey to determine the validity of the study and the applicability of the findings to their settings.
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