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A methodological survey of the analysis, reporting and interpretation of Absolute Risk ReductiOn in systematic revieWs (ARROW): a study protocol

  • Pablo Alonso-Coello1, 2Email author,
  • Alonso Carrasco-Labra2, 3,
  • Romina Brignardello-Petersen2, 3,
  • Ignacio Neumann2, 4,
  • Elie A Akl2, 5, 6,
  • Xin Sun2, 7,
  • Bradley C Johnston2, 8, 9,
  • Matthias Briel10,
  • Jason W Busse2, 11,
  • Demián Glujovsky12,
  • Carlos E Granados13,
  • Alfonso Iorio2,
  • Affan Irfan14,
  • Laura M García1,
  • Reem A Mustafa15,
  • Anggie Ramirez-Morera16,
  • Iván Solà1,
  • Kari A O Tikkinen2, 17,
  • Shanil Ebrahim2, 11, 18,
  • Per O Vandvik19,
  • Yuqing Zhang2,
  • Anna Selva1,
  • Andrea J Sanabria1,
  • Oscar E Zazueta1,
  • Robin W M Vernooij1,
  • Holger J Schünemann2 and
  • Gordon H Guyatt2
Systematic Reviews20132:113

Received: 10 September 2013

Accepted: 25 November 2013

Published: 13 December 2013

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Original Submission
10 Sep 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
22 Oct 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Devan Kansagara
7 Nov 2013 Author responded Author comments - Pablo Alonso-Coello
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Nov 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Nov 2013 Author responded Author comments - Pablo Alonso-Coello
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Nov 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
25 Nov 2013 Editorially accepted
13 Dec 2013 Article published 10.1186/2046-4053-2-113

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Authors’ Affiliations

Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Institute of Biomedical Research (IIB-Sant Pau)
Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University
Evidence-Based Dentistry Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile
Department of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut
Department of Medicine, State University of New York
Chinese Evidence-based Medicine Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel
Department of Anaesthesia, McMaster University
Argentine Cochrane Centre IECS (Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy)
Área de investigaciones, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La Sabana
Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Illinois
Department of Medicine and Nephrology, University Of Missouri-Kansas City
CCSS Permanent Medical Advisor, Health Care Development Division, IHCAI Foundation & Central America Cochrane
Department of Urology, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki
Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto
Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services