The CTC undertakes systematic reviews and
meta-analyses to investigate important clinical questions and to
assess new medical devices, technology and tests.
Systematic reviews bring
together the results of all relevant, high-quality studies
(preferably randomised trials), published or unpublished,
addressing the same clinical question.
All reviews start with a protocol that defines
the elements of the research question:
- the patient population
- the intervention being
- the intervention it is to be compared
- the outcome measures
- the methods to be used.
Our team at the CTC undertakes a wide variety
of systematic reviews (with the Cochrane Collaboration and other
collaborative groups) and research on the methods that support
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