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Table 2 Characteristics of decision analysis and systematic review of RCTs

From: Concordance between decision analysis and matching systematic review of randomized controlled trials in assessment of treatment comparisons: a systematic review

Characteristic N (%)
DA Disease category
Infectious diseases 11 (29.7)
Cancer 10 (27)
Cardiovascular disease 5 (13.5)
Venous ailments 3 (8.1)
OB/GYN 2 (5.4)
Other 6 (16.2)
Pressure ulcers 2 (2)
Crohns disease 1 (1)
Obesity 1 (1)
Achilles Tendon Rupture 1 (1)
Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome 1 (1)
DA intervention type
Medication 21 (56)
Surgery 14 (38)
Abstaining from breast feeding 1 (3)
Early weaning from breast feeding 1 (3)
DA control type
Medication 18 (48.6)
Observation 10 (27)
Surgery 5 (13.5)
Breast feeding 2 (5.4)
Radiation 1 (2.7)
Placebo 1 (2.7)
SR of RCTs characteristic
Median sample size (range) 2610 (42–32523)