Clinical trial registry use in anaesthesiology systematic reviews: A cross-sectional study of systematic reviews published in anaesthesiology journals and the Cochrane Library.

@article{Umberham2017ClinicalTR,
  title={Clinical trial registry use in anaesthesiology systematic reviews: A cross-sectional study of systematic reviews published in anaesthesiology journals and the Cochrane Library.},
  author={Blake A Umberham and Byron Nice Detweiler and Matthew Thomas Sims and Matt Vassar},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={
          797-807
        }
}
BACKGROUND Publication bias within systematic reviews may result in incorrect conclusions leading to inappropriate clinical decisions and a decreased quality of patient care. Searching clinical trial registries for unpublished studies is one possible solution to minimise publication bias. OBJECTIVES To examine rates of clinical trial registry searches in systematic reviews published in respected anaesthesiology journals and whether these searches found trials (or data) eligible for inclusion… CONTINUE READING
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