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Methodological problems in the use of indirect comparisons for evaluating healthcare interventions: survey of published systematic reviews.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate basic assumptions and other methodological problems in the application of indirect comparison in systematic reviews of competing healthcare interventions. DESIGN: Survey of published systematic reviews. Inclusion criteria Systematic reviews published between 2000 and 2007 in which an indirect approach had been explicitly used. DATA EXTRACTION: Identified reviews were assessed for comprehensiveness of the literature search, method for indirect comparison, and whether ...

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10.1136/bmj.b1147

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Glenny, AM More by this author
Eastwood, AJ More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
338
Issue:
apr03 1
Pages:
b1147
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:f632743c-6062-48ba-a0b2-73ed3aa1d24e
Source identifiers:
317983
Local pid:
pubs:317983

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