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

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JournalJournal of Clinical Epidemiology
DateE-pub ahead of print - 5 Jun 2014
DatePublished (current) - Sep 2014
Issue number9
Volume67
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)1016-1024
Early online date5/06/14
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

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.

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

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