Capture-mark-recapture to estimate the number of missed articles for systematic reviews in surgery.


BACKGROUND Systematic reviews are an important knowledge synthesis tool, but with new literature available each day, reviewers must balance identifying all relevant literature against timely synthesis. METHODS This study tested capture-mark-recapture (CMR), an ecology-based technique, to estimate the total number of articles in the literature identified… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.11.017


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