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Effectiveness of home visiting programs on child outcomes: a systematic review

Shelley Peacock*, Stephanie Konrad, Erin Watson, Darren Nickel and Nazeem Muhajarine

BMC Public Health 2013, 13:17  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-17

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Surprised that David Olds' Denver trial of Nurse-Family Partnership was not included

Ted Miller   (2014-09-08 10:48)  Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation email

I wish an on-line supplement were available showing studies that scored below 13 and listing their scores. I am especially interested in why the generally well-respected Denver Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) trial's paraprofessional arm was screened out. A problem I have with many of these trials is that they test for scores and scores of outcomes, then test again on subgroups, yet have no concern for spurious correlations.

Competing interests

I have had funding to systematically review outcomes and perform benefit-cost analyses of NFP programs.


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