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All about reviews of clinical effectiveness research
All about reviews of clinical effectiveness research

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What is a systematic review? Check out our info page to learn some of the jargon and for a summary of standards for high-quality systematic reviews. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/what-is-a-systematic-review/
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What is intention-to-treat analysis and why does it matter so much? Our quick explanation answers this important question: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0029854/

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Testing, testing, I, II, III… Brush up on the 4 phases of clinical trials by checking out our short description: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0022682/

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What is epidemiology, exactly? We answer this important question in our quick explanation about this critical branch of medical science: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0025840/

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What could possibly be misleading about a 5-year survival rate? Check out our explanation of lead-time bias with links to articles on this topic: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0029670/

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What exactly is a case-control study? Check out our short description at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0025837/. To learn more about understanding research results, visit https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/understanding-research-results/.
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What exactly is a cross-sectional study? Check out our explanation, links to examples, and more at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0025838/

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What’s qualitative research? Check out our definition and links to studies on using these methods in clinical research: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0029369/

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What’s the difference between incidence (new cases) and prevalence (existing ones)? Plus more info about prevalence: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0029371/

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Unsystematic reviews can mislead: without strict pre-set rules, authors could focus on studies they agree with and not include others. More information at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0025759/
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