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The interpretation of systematic reviews with meta-analyses: an objective or subjective process?

  • Ian Shrier1Email author,
  • Jean-François Boivin1, 2,
  • Robert W Platt2,
  • Russell J Steele3,
  • James M Brophy2, 4,
  • Franco Carnevale5,
  • Mark J Eisenberg1,
  • Andrea Furlan6,
  • Ritsuko Kakuma2,
  • Mary Ellen Macdonald7,
  • Louise Pilote2, 4 and
  • Michel Rossignol2, 1
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making20088:19

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-8-19

Received: 16 October 2007

Accepted: 21 May 2008

Published: 21 May 2008

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
16 Oct 2007 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Nov 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alex Sutton
23 Nov 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Malinee Laopaiboon
24 Nov 2007 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tom Trikalinos
21 Dec 2007 Author responded Author comments - Ian Shrier
Resubmission - Version 3
21 Dec 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 3
14 Feb 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tom Trikalinos
18 Mar 2008 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alex Sutton
27 Mar 2008 Author responded Author comments - Ian Shrier
Resubmission - Version 4
27 Mar 2008 Submitted Manuscript version 4
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
Resubmission - Version 6
Submitted Manuscript version 6
13 May 2008 Author responded Author comments - Ian Shrier
Resubmission - Version 7
13 May 2008 Submitted Manuscript version 7
19 May 2008 Author responded Author comments - Ian Shrier
Resubmission - Version 8
19 May 2008 Submitted Manuscript version 8
Publishing
21 May 2008 Editorially accepted
21 May 2008 Article published 10.1186/1472-6947-8-19

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, SMBD-Jewish General Hospital, McGill University
(2)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University
(3)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
(4)
McGill University Health Centre, McGill University
(5)
School of Nursing, McGill University
(6)
Institute for Work and Health
(7)
Department of Oncology, McGill University

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