A methodological review of recent meta-analyses has found significant heterogeneity in age between randomized groups

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There is evidence to suggest that component randomized controlled trials (RCTs) within systematic reviews may be biased. It is important that these reviews are identified to prevent erroneous conclusions influencing health care policies and decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1016-1024
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Epidemiology
Issue number9
Early online date5 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014

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  • Systemic review
  • Selection bias
  • Randomized controlled trials
  • Methods
  • Meta-analysis
  • Heterogeneity

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