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Why it is important to include unpublished data in systematic reviews.

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It is known that studies with statistically significant results have a higher probability to be published (publication bias). Therefore, studies with no statistically significant differences (or not favoring the investigational drug) may not be found in commonly accessed databases and remain unpublished. Moreover, unpublished data may also refer to information that are not included in study reports published in scientific journals but that may be important to estimate study outcomes. Retrievi...

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10.1017/S2045796011000217

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
133-135
Publication date:
2011-06-05
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EISSN:
2045-7979
ISSN:
2045-7960
URN:
uuid:ee7008cc-6923-4af6-9263-ce4e7b104b47
Source identifiers:
426048
Local pid:
pubs:426048

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