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Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015 statement

  • David Moher1Email author,
  • Larissa Shamseer1,
  • Mike Clarke2,
  • Davina Ghersi3,
  • Alessandro Liberati,
  • Mark Petticrew4,
  • Paul Shekelle5,
  • Lesley A Stewart6 and
  • PRISMA-P Group
Systematic Reviews20154:1

Received: 27 August 2014

Accepted: 26 November 2014

Published: 1 January 2015

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1 Jan 2015 Article published 10.1186/2046-4053-4-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Ireland
National Health and Medical Research Council, Canberra, Australia
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center, Santa Monica, USA
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, UK