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Forest plots in reports of systematic reviews: a cross-sectional study reviewing current practice.

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BACKGROUND: Forest plots are graphical displays of findings of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Little is known about the style and content of these plots and whether published plots maximize the graphic's potential for information exchange. METHODS: We examine the number, style and content of forest plots presented in a previously studied cross-sectional sample of 300 systematic reviews. We studied all forest plots in non-Cochrane reviews and a sample of forest plots in Cochrane review...

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10.1093/ije/dyp370

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Schriger, DL More by this author
Altman, DG More by this author
Vetter, JA More by this author
Heafner, T More by this author
Journal:
International journal of epidemiology
Volume:
39
Issue:
2
Pages:
421-429
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
URN:
uuid:4937ff69-2aef-49e6-b8d9-559843620d64
Source identifiers:
178994
Local pid:
pubs:178994

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