Submited on: 12 Jul 2013 03:23:52 PM GMT
Published on: 13 Jul 2013 04:56:20 AM GMT
Posted by Dr. Michelangelo Bortolin on 30 Jul 2013 12:43:23 PM GMT

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    It is difficult establish if the paper is a comment/editorial or an original article

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?

    No there is a weak methodology

  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?


  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?


  • Other Comments:

    The article has deep lacks regarding the methodology.
    It is difficult understand if is an opinion regarding the matter or an original research.
    The methodology is elusive, there aern't results. The discussion seems a comment.
    I suggest to authors to submit their insights as editorial or write an original article, but considering a more strong methodology

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  • Have you previously published on this or a similar topic?:
  • References:

    “Hospital emergency response checklist – An all-hazards tool for hospital administrators and emergency managers”, WHO Regional Office for Europe, World Health Organization 2011

  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    I'm Emergency Physician and Expert in Disaster Medicine

  • How to cite:  Bortolin M .Review[Review of the article 'General Perspectives on Preparedness vis-a-vis Disaster Management & Capacity Development ' by Choudhary K].WebmedCentral 2013;4(7):WMCRW002815
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