HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Systematic Reviews Update (SyRUp)

Truly an analysisfest in this selection of recent papers relating to systematic reviews. Quite a shortlist of issues to think about and whether they actually matter!

Bax L, Moons KG (2011) Beyond publication bias. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64 (5): 459-462.

Blumle A, Meerpohl JJ, Rucker G et al. (2011) Reporting of eligibility criteria of randomised trials: cohort study comparing trial protocols with subsequent articles. BMJ 342: d1828-.

Friedrich JO, Adhikari NK, Beyene J (2011) Ratio of means for analyzing continuous outcomes in meta-analysis performed as well as mean difference methods. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64 (5): 556-564.

Golder S, Loke YK, Bland M. Meta-analyses of Adverse Effects Data Derived from Randomised Controlled Trials as Compared to Observational Studies: Methodological Overview. PLoS Med. 2011 May;8(5):e1001026. Epub 2011 May 3.

Lamb SE, Becker C, Gillespie LD, Smith JL, Finnegan S, Potter R, Pfeiffer K, Ta TI. (2011) Reporting of complex interventions in clinical trials: development of a taxonomy to classify and describe fall-prevention interventions. Trials 12(1):125.

Schroll JB, Moustgaard R, Gotzsche PC (2011) Dealing with substantial heterogeneity in Cochrane reviews. Cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Research Methodology 11:22.: 22-.

Jansen JP.  Network meta-analysis of survival data with fractional polynomials.  BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011, 11:61doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-61