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Development of AMSTAR: a measurement tool to assess the methodological quality of systematic reviews

Beverley J Shea15*, Jeremy M Grimshaw2, George A Wells3, Maarten Boers4, Neil Andersson5, Candyce Hamel5, Ashley C Porter5, Peter Tugwell2, David Moher6 and Lex M Bouter1

  • * Corresponding author: Beverley J Shea bshea@ciet.org

  • † Equal contributors

Author Affiliations

1 EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2 Institute of Population Health, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

3 Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

4 Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

5 Community Information and Epidemiological Technologies (CIETcanada), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

6 University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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BMC Medical Research Methodology 2007, 7:10  doi:10.1186/1471-2288-7-10

Published: 15 February 2007

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