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Finding and summarizing evidence 

Finding and summarizing evidence
Chapter:
Finding and summarizing evidence
Author(s):

Helen Ward

, Mireille B. Toledano

, Gavin Shaddick

, Bethan Davies

, and Paul Elliott

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198529880.003.0004
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date: 17 September 2019

Finding and evaluating existing evidence 74

Electronic resources 76

Critical appraisal 78

Appraisal checklists 82

CONSORT statement 84

Systematic review 88

Meta-analysis 90

Analysis and interpretation of a meta-analysis 92

There is an enormous amount of information available to clinicians and patients. Finding, sifting, and turning it into evidence is a major challenge....

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