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Table 1 Distribution of reviews across the five medical journals. Numbers in parentheses are percentages

From: A survey of prevalence of narrative and systematic reviews in five major medical journals

Journal Types of review
CO-Narrative CO-Narrative with some method. CO-Systematic PHPM-Narrative PHPM-Narrative with some method. PHPM-Systematic
The New England Journal of Medicine 30 (100) 0 0 0 0 0
The Lancet 6 (5) 70 (59) 12 (10) 23 (20) 6 (5) 1 (1)
The Journal of the American Medical Association 1 (4) 9 (36) 14 (56) 0 1 (4) 0
The BMJ 8 (12) 36 (54) 19 (29) 0 2 (3) 1 (2)
Annals of Internal Medicine 6 (17) 2 (6) 28 (77) 0 0 0
  1. CO clinically oriented, PHPM population health/policy-making
  2. Narrative with some method. Means that the narrative reviews in this sample met one of the criterion (search strategy) that is potentially reproducible