Clinical trials registries are under-utilized in the conduct of systematic reviews: a cross-sectional analysis

@inproceedings{Jones2014ClinicalTR,
  title={Clinical trials registries are under-utilized in the conduct of systematic reviews: a cross-sectional analysis},
  author={Christopher W. Jones and Lukas G Keil and Mark A. Weaver and Timothy F Platts-Mills},
  booktitle={Systematic Reviews},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundPublication bias is a major threat to the validity of systematic reviews. Searches of clinical trials registries can help to identify unpublished trials, though little is known about how often these resources are utilized. We assessed the usage and results of registry searches reported in systematic reviews published in major general medical journals.MethodsThis cross-sectional analysis includes data from systematic reviews assessing medical interventions which were published in one… CONTINUE READING

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