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The PRISMA Statement for Reporting Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Studies That Evaluate Health Care Interventions: Explanation and Elaboration

  • Alessandro Liberati mail,

    Affiliations: Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy, Centro Cochrane Italiano, Istituto Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy

  • Douglas G. Altman,

    Affiliation: Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Jennifer Tetzlaff,

    Affiliation: Ottawa Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Cynthia Mulrow,

    Affiliation: Annals of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Peter C. Gøtzsche,

    Affiliation: The Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • John P. A. Ioannidis,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece

  • Mike Clarke,

    Affiliations: UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  • P. J. Devereaux,

    Affiliation: Departments of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  • Jos Kleijnen,

    Affiliations: Kleijnen Systematic Reviews Ltd, York, United Kingdom, School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

  • David Moher

    Affiliations: Ottawa Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • Published: July 21, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000100

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