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Seventy-Five Trials and Eleven Systematic Reviews a Day: How Will We Ever Keep Up?

  • Hilda Bastian mail,

    Hilda.bastian@iqwig.de

    Affiliation: German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), Cologne, Germany

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  • Paul Glasziou,

    Affiliation: Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia

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  • Iain Chalmers

    Affiliation: James Lind Library, James Lind Initiative, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 21, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000326

About the Authors

Hilda Bastian
German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), Cologne, Germany
Paul Glasziou
Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia
Iain Chalmers
James Lind Library, James Lind Initiative, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: Hilda.bastian@iqwig.de

Competing Interests

HB works for a health technology assessment agency.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: HB PG IC. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: HB PG IC. Designed the experiments/the study: HB. Analyzed the data: HB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: HB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: HB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: PG IC. Conceived the idea, participated in searching, data collection, and analysis for both the historical and publication trends: HB. Guarantor for the article: HB. Searched and analyzed publication trends: PG. Participated in the searching and analysis of historical trends: IC.