Chapter 24. Using Systematic Reviews and Registers of Ongoing Trials for Scientific and Ethical Trial Design, Monitoring, and Reporting

  1. Matthias Egger1,
  2. George Davey Smith2 and
  3. Douglas G Altman3
  1. Iain Chalmers

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693926.ch24

Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context, Second Edition

Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context, Second Edition

How to Cite

Chalmers, I. (2001) Using Systematic Reviews and Registers of Ongoing Trials for Scientific and Ethical Trial Design, Monitoring, and Reporting, in Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-Analysis in Context, Second Edition (eds M. Egger, G. D. Smith and D. G. Altman), BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470693926.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Division of Health Services, Research and MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

  2. 2

    Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Epidemiology and MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

  3. 3

    Professor of Statistics in Medicine, ICRF Medical Statistics, Group, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727914880

Online ISBN: 9780470693926

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Keywords:

  • systematic review;
  • ethical trial design;
  • scientific trial design;
  • patient monitoring;
  • premenstrual syndrome

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Summary Points

  • Questionable use of Limited Resources

  • Ethical Concerns

  • Distorted Research Agendas

  • Registration of Planned and Ongoing Trials to Inform Decisions on New Trials

  • Registration of Trials to Reduce Reporting Biases

  • Ethical and Scientific Monitoring of Ongoing Trials

  • Interpreting the Results from new Trials

  • Acknowledgements