Essential Evidence Peer Review Process

Each Essential Evidence topic is written by an author who is an expert in his or her specialty, and then reviewed by two physician editors. These editors work closely with our team of authors to ensure all Essential Evidence content is consistent with the best available patient-oriented evidence based on evidence-based guidelines, systematic reviews, and other high quality clinical research. Our editorial team, working closely with the editor-in-chief, identifies topics that require external peer review due to the highly specialized nature of some of our content, areas of controversy, or because of new or evolving research on the topic. Topics selected in this way are sent to one or more external peer reviewers, who are experts in their field and frequently also members of the Essential Evidence Scientific Advisory Board.