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Empty reviews? CDPLPG
CDPLPG Reviews 15 empty reviews ‘Parturient montes nasceter ridiculus mus’ Position on whether or not to referencing excluded studies or any other kind of study in the Discussion? An interesting project, but…
Some puzzles What is the worry about variation? Why do incidence and prevalence matter? What do we learn from this? Updates: are empty reviews different? How do they differ, across what parameters?
Consistency is not the same as quality Guidelines might be a good idea, but not clear about the ‘value added’ of these data The challenges are upstream, starting with the inclusion criteria.
CDPLPG Reasons for empty reviews: –Inclusion criteria –Predominance of other treatment controls –Dearth of research (often cinderella topics) –NOT outcomes or outcome measures The important issue is how empty reviews are being reported Two options rather than four
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