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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: A decision tool for updating Cochrane reviews
Author(s): Hopewell, Sally
Loudon, Kirsty
Clarke, Mike
Moher, David
Scholten, Rob
Eisinga, Anne
French, Simon
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Citation: Hopewell S, Loudon K, Clarke M, Moher D, Scholten R, Eisinga A & French S (2008) A decision tool for updating Cochrane reviews. Cochrane Centre UK. Cochrane Opportunities Fund.
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Date Deposited: 15-Sep-2016
Publisher: Cochrane Opportunities Fund
Abstract: This report describes the development and validation of an updating tool to help assess the need and likely benefits of updating a Cochrane review. The report is presented in five sections. Section 1 describes the background and rationale for the updating tool, including information about when and how to update. Section 2 describes the development of the updating tool and the resulting decision tree and checklist. Section 3 presents the results of the in-house and ongoing formal pilot of the tool, while Sections 4 and 5 provide information about the dissemination of the tool and our key conclusions. This project was funded by the Cochrane Opportunities Fund in 2007.
Type: Technical Report
Affiliation: Cochrane Centre UK
Queen's University Belfast
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Cochrane Netherlands
Cochrane Centre UK
Cochrane UK

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