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Volume:30 Issue:11 Number:2 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12507
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Improvement in RCT Quality from 2001 to 2013 in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery


Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:3

An Assessment of Randomized Controlled Trial Quality in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Update from 2001 to 2013

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Oct 21;102(20):e116.

Contributing Authors: C Smith B Mollon C Vannabouathong JM Fu B Sales M Bhandari DB Whelan

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Synopsis

A total of 285 randomized controlled trials published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery between 2001 and 2013 were assesses for study quality using the Detsky quality of reporting index, and a modified Cochrane Risk of bias tool. Mean transformed Detsky scores improved significantly over time (p<0.001). Categories of concern with regard to the Detsky score were 'randomization', 'eligibility...

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