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Diving for PURLs
The PURL Team decided in November of 2010 to begin publishing the PURL Discovery process through the Evidence-Based Practice series called Diving for PURLs.
Why this series?
Diving for PURLs will provide you with a synopsis of important studies that may not meet all of our PURL criteria. However, it may still change your individual practice, or may be research studies that you hear about from patients or the media. We find about 1 in 5 studies we select for intensive review meet all criteria for a PURL.
Our Diving for PURLs group scours sources that covers a wide breadth of journals daily for useful research evidence, and we meet frequently to critically appraise and discuss studies that may meet our criteria to become a PURL. Some of the articles we review do not quite meet all of the PURL criteria but we still find them useful to our individual practices or helpful to support dialogue with our patients. Diving for PURLs is our attempt to share with you what we learn through this rigorous, continuous process.
FPIN is looking for Peer Reviewers! There are many benefits to peer reviewing a manuscript, among some of them are: Peer review is reportable as faculty scholarly activity on annual ACGME reports, Peer review may fulfill local university scholarly activity requirements, Peer review can be included on curriculum vitae, Peer review provides further experience with the medical literature that can improve skill in critical appraisal and medical writing. Interested? To sign up to become an FPIN Peer Reviewer, go HERE and click "Register Now".