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The effects of excluding patients from the analysis in randomised controlled trials: meta-epidemiological study.

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OBJECTIVE: To examine whether excluding patients from the analysis of randomised trials are associated with biased estimates of treatment effects and higher heterogeneity between trials. DESIGN: Meta-epidemiological study based on a collection of meta-analyses of randomised trials. DATA SOURCES: 14 meta-analyses including 167 trials that compared therapeutic interventions with placebo or non-intervention control in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee and used patient reported pain...

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10.1136/bmj.b3244

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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.) More from this journal
Volume:
339
Issue:
7722
Pages:
b3244
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
Language:
English
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pubs:178825
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uuid:21dfa4b4-4032-4218-b955-bf153babb935
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pubs:178825
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178825
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2013-11-16

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