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.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Systematic Reviews Update (SyRUp)

Our ScHARR systematic reviewers need to keep abreast of new methodological developments, particularly as we deliver a range of courses such as this month’s three-day Introduction to Systematic Reviews. Here are a few of the references that help to refresh our knowledge pools!

Banzi R, Moja L, Pistotti V, Facchini A, Liberati A (2011). Conceptual frameworks and empirical approaches used to assess the impact of health research: an overview of reviews. Health Res Policy Syst. 9(1):26. [Epub ahead of print]

Bowden J, Tierney JF, Copas AJ et al. (2011) Quantifying, displaying and accounting for heterogeneity in the meta-analysis of RCTs using standard and generalised Q statistics. BMC Medical Research Methodology 11: 41-.

Hoaglin DC, Hawkins N, Jansen JP et al. (June 2011) Conducting Indirect-Treatment-Comparison and Network-Meta-Analysis Studies: Report of the ISPOR Task Force on Indirect Treatment Comparisons Good Research Practices-Part 2. Value in Health 14 (4): 429-437.

Jansen JP, Fleurence R, Devine B et al. (June 2011) Interpreting Indirect Treatment Comparisons and Network Meta-Analysis for Health-Care Decision Making: Report of the ISPOR Task Force on Indirect Treatment Comparisons Good Research Practices: Part 1. Value in Health 14 (4): 417-428.

Pedersen VH, Dagenais P, Lehoux P (2011). Multi-source synthesis of data to inform health policy. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 27(3):238-46. Epub 2011 Jul 8.

Rücker G, Reiser V, Motschall E, Binder H, Meerpohl JJ, Antes G, Schumacher M. (2011) Boosting qualifies capture-recapture methods for estimating the comprehensiveness of literature searches for systematic reviews. J Clin Epidemiol. Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Sun X, Briel M, Busse JW et al. (2011) The influence of study characteristics on reporting of subgroup analyses in randomised controlled trials: systematic review. BMJ 342: d1569-.

Terwee CB, Mokkink LB, Knol DL, Ostelo RW, Bouter LM, de Vet HC. (2011) Rating the methodological quality in systematic reviews of studies on measurement properties: a scoring system for the COSMIN checklist. Qual Life Res. Jul 6. [Epub ahead of print]