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Seventy-five trials and eleven systematic reviews a day: how will we ever keep up?

Abstract:

When Archie Cochrane reproached the medical profession for not having critical summaries of all randomised controlled trials, about 14 reports of trials were being published per day. There are now 75 trials, and 11 systematic reviews of trials, per day and a plateau in growth has not yet been reached. Although trials, reviews, and health technology assessments have undoubtedly had major impacts, the staple of medical literature synthesis remains the non-systematic narrative review. Only a sma...

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1000326

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Bastian, H More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-CTU
Chalmers, I More by this author
Journal:
PLoS medicine
Volume:
7
Issue:
9
Pages:
e1000326
Publication date:
2010-09-05
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
URN:
uuid:d95b2c84-f2ce-4424-8847-b8ee41029975
Source identifiers:
215672
Local pid:
pubs:215672

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