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A Process for Robust and Transparent Rating of Study Quality: Phase 1

By Boston

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Book Id: WPLBN0003913568
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Reproduction Date: 2015

Title: A Process for Robust and Transparent Rating of Study Quality: Phase 1  
Author: Boston
Language: English
Subject: Science, Medical Science, Non Fiction
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), National Center for Biotechnology Information
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Publisher: National Center for Biotechnology Information


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Description: Critical appraisal of individual studies with a formal summary judgment for methodological quality and subsequent assessment of the strength of a body of evidence addressing a specific question are essential activities of conducting comparative effectiveness reviews (CERs). Uncertainty concerning the optimal approach of quality assessments has given rise to wide variations in practice. A well-defined and transparent methodology to evaluate the robustness of quality assessments is critical for the interpretation of systematic reviews as well as the larger CER process.

Table of Contents
TOC : Preface -- Background -- Specific Aims in Phase 1 -- Materials and Methods -- Exercise 1 Quality Assessment of RCTs Based on the Default Quality Item Checklist Used in EPC Reports Without Further Instruction (Answers Questions 1, 2, and 3) -- Exerci


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