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The PRISMA Statement for Reporting Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Studies That Evaluate Health Care Interventions: Explanation and Elaboration

Abstract:

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are essential to summarize evidence relating to efficacy and safety of health care interventions accurately and reliably. The clarity and transparency of these reports, however, is 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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Journal:
PLOS MEDICINE
Volume:
6
Issue:
7
Pages:
354-391
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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ISSN:
1549-1676
URN:
uuid:efbe87d5-fabd-4eb1-b7c4-7dce9a384c31
Source identifiers:
79374
Local pid:
pubs:79374
Language:
English

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