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How useful are systematic reviews for informing palliative care practice? Survey of 25 Cochrane systematic reviews

Bee Wee12*, Gina Hadley3 and Sheena Derry3

Author Affiliations

1 Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK

2 Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TD, UK

3 Pain Research, Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, University of Oxford, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK

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BMC Palliative Care 2008, 7:13  doi:10.1186/1472-684X-7-13

Published: 20 August 2008

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Included reviews. Details of included reviews.

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Adequacy of included studies. Details of design, size, and quality of primary studies in each review.

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Quality and validity tools. Details of tools used to assess quality and validity in primary studies.

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