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Flaws in the application and interpretation of statistical analyses in systematic reviews of therapeutic interventions were common: a cross-sectional analysis

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Objectives To investigate the application and interpretation of statistical analyses in a cross-section of systematic reviews (SRs) of therapeutic interventions, without restriction by journal, clinical condition, or specialty. Study Design and Setting We evaluated a random sample of SRs assembled previously, which were indexed in MEDLINE® during February 2014, focused on a treatment or prevention question, and reported at least one meta-analysis. The repo... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.11.022

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; CSM
McKenzie, JE More by this author
Shamseer, L More by this author
Ahmadzai, N More by this author
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
95
Pages:
7-18
Publication date:
2017-12-02
Acceptance date:
2017-11-26
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0895-4356
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pubs:807782
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uri:ecc426ff-f587-4c9b-b90e-2aebb7e2e3df
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uuid:ecc426ff-f587-4c9b-b90e-2aebb7e2e3df
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pubs:807782

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