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PRISMA Elaboration and Explanation

It is strongly recommended that the PRISMA Statement be used in conjunction with the PRISMA Explanation and Elaboration Document. This document is intended to enhance the use, understanding and dissemination of the PRISMA Statement. Through examples and explanations, the meaning and rationale for each checklist item are presented.

  • PLoS Medicine (OPEN ACCESS) Liberati A, Altman DG, Tetzlaff J, Mulrow C, Gøtzsche PC, et al. (2009) The PRISMA Statement for Reporting Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Studies That Evaluate Health Care Interventions: Explanation and Elaboration. PLoS Med 6(7): e1000100. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000100
  • Annals of Internal Medicine (OPEN ACCESS) Liberati A, Altman DG, Tetzlaff J, Mulrow C, Gøtzsche PC, et al. (2009) The PRISMA Statement for Reporting Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Studies That Evaluate Health Care Interventions: Explanation and Elaboration. Ann Intern Med, 151(4);
  • BMJ (OPEN ACCESS) Liberati A, Altman DG, Tetzlaff J, Mulrow C, Gøtzsche PC, et al. (2009) The PRISMA Statement for Reporting Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Studies That Evaluate Health Care Interventions: Explanation and Elaboration. BMJ 2009;339:b2700, doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2700

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