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    Chapter 11: Undertaking network meta-analyses

    Anna Chaimani, Deborah M Caldwell, Tianjing Li, Julian PT Higgins, Georgia Salanti Key Points: Network meta-analysis is a technique for comparing three or more interventions simultaneously in a single analysis by combining both direct and indirect evidenc ...
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    Chapter 16: Equity and specific populations

    Vivian A Welch, Jennifer Petkovic, Janet Jull, Lisa Hartling, Terry Klassen, Elizabeth Kristjansson, Jordi Pardo Pardo, Mark Petticrew, David J Stott, Denise Thomson, Erin Ueffing, Katrina Williams, Camilla Young, Peter Tugwell Key Points: Health equity i ...
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    Part 3: Specific perspectives in reviews

    Part 3 provides considerations for tackling systematic reviews from different perspectives, such as when thinking about specific populations, or complex interventions, or particular types of outcomes. It comprises the following chapters: 16.    Equity 17. ...
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    Chapter 1: Starting a review

    Toby J Lasserson, James Thomas, Julian PT Higgins Key Points: Systematic reviews address a need for health decision makers to be able to access high quality, relevant, accessible and up-to-date information. Systematic reviews aim to minimize bias through ...
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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 5: Collecting data

    Tianjing Li, Julian PT Higgins, Jonathan J Deeks Key Points: Systematic reviews have studies, rather than reports, as the unit of interest, and so multiple reports of the same study need to be identified and linked together before or after data extraction ...
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    Chapter II: Planning a Cochrane Review

    Miranda Cumpston and Jacqueline Chandler Key Points: In planning a Cochrane Review, there are some additional considerations for author teams over and above what is required for other systematic reviews. Proposals for new Cochrane Reviews are submitted by ...
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    Chapter IV: Updating a review

    Miranda Cumpston and Jacqueline Chandler Key Points: As new studies are completed, the results of reviews may become out of date and thereby provide misleading information to decision makers. Cochrane Reviews should be assessed periodically to determine w ...
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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 ...