TITLE

Appendix 1 Check list used by reviewers for appraising studies

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supplement 4, Vol. 56, piv54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a checklist used by reviewers for appraising studies. The issues covered in the checklist include similarity in patients studied and target patients, outcome measures of interest, clinical setting, and others. In studies of cause and effect topics covered are randomised assignment of patients to treatment, attitude of patients and doctors to treatment, analysis of patients in the groups to which they were initially randomised. Studies of prognosis, prognostic index include assembling of defined sample of patients at an early stage of the disease, followup of patients for the outcome to develop and performance of any prognostic index.
ACCESSION #
12965159

 

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