-resources. (DOCX) Author Contributions Conceptualization: John C. Castle, Iain Chalmers, Patricia Atkinson, Douglas Badenoch, Andrew D. Oxman, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, L. Kendall Krause, Amanda Burls, Paul ... Glasziou. Data curation: John C. Castle, Iain Chalmers, Patricia Atkinson, Douglas Badenoch. Formal analysis: John C. Castle. Funding acquisition: Iain Chalmers. Investigation: John C. Castle, Astrid
Paul Glasziou and colleagues discuss methods to guide selection of an intervention from individual trials within a systematic review. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary
Over the past three decades it has become increasingly recognized that systematic assessment of as high a proportion as possible of relevant research evidence is needed to protect the best interests of patients and the public. For example, this principle is manifested in clinical guidelines and, increasingly, in the design and monitoring of new research. For scientific and...
Hilda Bastian and colleagues examine the extent to which critical summaries of clinical trials can be used by health professionals and the public.
Elaine Beller and colleagues from the PRISMA for Abstracts group provide a reporting guidelines for reporting abstracts of systematic reviews in journals and at conferences.