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Systematic review of the empirical evidence of study publication bias and outcome reporting bias.

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BACKGROUND: The increased use of meta-analysis in systematic reviews of healthcare interventions has highlighted several types of bias that can arise during the completion of a randomised controlled trial. Study publication bias has been recognised as a potential threat to the validity of meta-analysis and can make the readily available evidence unreliable for decision making. Until recently, outcome reporting bias has received less attention. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We review and sum...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0003081

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Oncology
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Altman, D
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
8
Article number:
e3081
Publication date:
2008-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
178700
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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