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Impact of allocation concealment on conclusions drawn from meta-analyses of randomized trials.

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BACKGROUND: Randomized trials without reported adequate allocation concealment have been shown to overestimate the benefit of experimental interventions. We investigated the robustness of conclusions drawn from meta-analyses to exclusion of such trials. MATERIAL: Random sample of 38 reviews from The Cochrane Library 2003, issue 2 and 32 other reviews from PubMed accessed in 2002. Eligible reviews presented a binary effect estimate from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials as the fi...

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10.1093/ije/dym087

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Hróbjartsson, A More by this author
Jørgensen, KJ More by this author
Altman, DG More by this author
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Journal:
International journal of epidemiology
Volume:
36
Issue:
4
Pages:
847-857
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
URN:
uuid:b344cadd-243e-4451-b666-7249f93c563a
Source identifiers:
217582
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pubs:217582

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