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The citation of relevant systematic reviews and randomised trials in published reports of trial protocols.

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Background
It is important that planned randomised trials are justified and placed in the context of the available evidence. The SPIRIT guidelines for reporting clinical trial protocols recommend that a recent and relevant systematic review should be included. The aim of this study was to assess the use of the existing evidence in order to justify trial conduct.

Methods
Protocols of randomised trials published over a 1-month period (December 2015) indexed in PubMed were o...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s13063-016-1713-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Centre for Statistics in Medicine
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
Trials More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
581
Publication date:
2016-12-07
Acceptance date:
2016-11-17
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EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
Language:
English
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pubs:665047
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uuid:f1e42df9-3971-4747-bd1e-0887002d6ff0
Local pid:
pubs:665047
Source identifiers:
665047
Deposit date:
2016-12-17

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