Chapter 4. Identifying Randomised Trials

  1. Matthias Egger1,
  2. George Davey Smith2 and
  3. Douglas G Altman3
  1. Carol Lefebvre and
  2. Michael J Clarke

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693926.ch4

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

Lefebvre, C. and Clarke, M. J. (2001) Identifying Randomised Trials, 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.ch4

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:

  • randomised trials;
  • systematic reviews;
  • bibliographic databases;
  • conference proceedings;
  • journals

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Summary Points

  • Project to Identify and Re—Tag Reports of Controlled Trials in Medline

  • Project to Identify Reports of Controlled Trials in Embase

  • Other Databases Already Searched for Reports of Controlled Trials

  • Identifying Reports of Controlled Trials by Handsearching

  • Recommended Supplementary Searches of Databases Already Searched or in Progress

  • Searches of Additional Databases not Currently Being Searched for the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register

  • Supplementary Searches of Journals and Conference Proceedings

  • Identifying Ongoing and/or Unpublished Studies

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements