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The PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses of studies that evaluate healthcare interventions: explanation and elaboration.

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Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are essential to summarise evidence relating to efficacy and safety of healthcare interventions accurately and reliably. The clarity and transparency of these reports, however, are not optimal. Poor reporting of systematic reviews diminishes their value to clinicians, policy makers, and other users. Since the development of the QUOROM (quality of reporting of meta-analysis) statement-a reporting guideline published in 1999-there have been several conceptua...

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10.1136/bmj.b2700

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Liberati, A More by this author
Altman, DG More by this author
Tetzlaff, J More by this author
Gøtzsche, PC More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
339
Pages:
b2700
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:aa27299c-f8e8-4591-8e68-9fe48bd9c8db
Source identifiers:
317861
Local pid:
pubs:317861

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