This session aims to discuss the causes and implications of poor intervention reporting and synthesis in systematic reviews, as well as various approaches to dealing with these problems - with the intention of making systematic review evidence more useable. The session is relevant to authors and peer reviewers of reviews and trials, editors of Cochrane groups and journals, and members of the Cochrane Editorial Unit. It will take the format of three short presentations and a facilitated discussion between the presenters and the audience about this problem and potential solutions.
Tammy Hoffmann, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & NHMRC Research Fellow
Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University and University of Queensland, Australia
Paul Glasziou, Director and Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine
Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Australia
Peter Langhorne, Professor of Stroke Care and Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Stroke Group
University of Glasgow, Scotland
Session Chair: Sally Green, Co-Director of the Australasian Cochrane Centre