A Critical Appraisal of the Review Study to Improve Its Reporting Quality

Mehrdad Amir Behghadami, Ali Janati


Dear Editor, The present letter is to concern the article written by Akbari et al.[1] First off, we appreciate the efforts made by the editors of Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research to help publish such an important article. However, there seem to be some points neglected by the authors. Review studies are used because of their important role in evidence‑based decision making in health care, ........

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