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Table 1 Assessment of methodological quality

From: The value of focused assessment with sonography in trauma examination for the need for operative intervention in blunt torso trauma: a rebuttal to “emergency ultrasound-based algorithms for diagnosing blunt abdominal trauma (review)”, from the Cochrane Collaboration

Study Year Meth qual score
Melniker [3] 2006 13
Ma [7] 2001 12
Arrillaga [4] 1999 11
Akgur [8] 1997 9
McElveen [9] 1997 9
Healey [10] 1996 9
Boulanger [5] 1995 11
Goletti [11] 1994 9
Lui [12] 1993 8
Rozycki [13] 1993 8
Gruessner [14] 1989 8
  1. Same as “Assessment of methodological quality” (0–18 score) from 9 elements listed above