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    Chapter 2: Determining the scope of the review and the questions it will address

    James Thomas, Dylan Kneale, Joanne E McKenzie, Sue E Brennan, Soumyadeep Bhaumik Key Points: Systematic reviews should address answerable questions and fill important gaps in knowledge. Developing good review questions takes time, expertise and engagement ...
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    Chapter 14: Completing ‘Summary of findings’ tables and grading the certainty of the evidence

    Holger J Schünemann, Julian PT Higgins, Gunn E Vist, Paul Glasziou, Elie A Akl, Nicole Skoetz, Gordon H Guyatt; on behalf of the Cochrane GRADEing Methods Group (formerly Applicability and Recommendations Methods Group) and the Cochrane Statistical Method ...
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    Chapter 18: Patient-reported outcomes

    Bradley C Johnston, Donald L Patrick, Tahira Devji, Lara J Maxwell, Clifton O Bingham III, Dorcas E Beaton, Maarten Boers, Matthias Briel, Jason W Busse, Alonso Carrasco-Labra, Robin Christensen, Bruno R da Costa, Regina El Dib, Anne Lyddiatt, Raymond W O ...
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    Part 2: Core methods

    Part 2 provides the core methodology for undertaking systematic reviews on the effects of health interventions, with a particular emphasis on reviewing randomized trials. It comprises the following chapters: Starting a review Determining the scope and que ...
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    Part 4: Other topics

    Part 4 covers a range of further topics, including reviewing evidence other than straightforward randomized trials. It comprises the following chapters: 22.     Prospective approaches 23.     Variants on randomized trials 24.     Including non-randomized ...
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    Chapter 13: Assessing risk of bias due to missing results in a synthesis

    Matthew J Page, Julian PT Higgins, Jonathan AC Sterne Key Points: Systematic reviews seek to identify all research that meets the eligibility criteria. However, this goal can be compromised by ‘non-reporting bias’: when decisions about how, when or where ...
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    We encourage learners to send us your comments and feedback about the modules:   We're happy to hear feedback of any kind and your comments are always useful to help us make sure the modules are as good a learning experience as p ...
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    Chapter 15: Interpreting results and drawing conclusions

    Holger J Schünemann, Gunn E Vist, Julian PT Higgins, Nancy Santesso, Jonathan J Deeks, Paul Glasziou, Elie A Akl, Gordon H Guyatt; on behalf of the Cochrane GRADEing Methods Group Key Points: This chapter provides guidance on interpreting the results of s ...
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    Chapter 17: Intervention complexity

    James Thomas, Mark Petticrew, Jane Noyes, Jacqueline Chandler, Eva Rehfuess, Peter Tugwell, Vivian A Welch Key Points: We refer to ‘intervention complexity’, rather than ‘complex intervention’, because no intervention is simple, and many review authors wi ...