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Handbook information
Part 1: Cochrane reviews
Part 2: General methods for Cochrane reviews
    5 Defining the review question and developing criteria for including studies
       5.1 Questions and eligibility criteria
       5.2 Defining types of participants: which people and populations?
       Box 5.2.a: Factors to consider when developing criteria for 'Type of participants'
       5.3 Defining types of interventions: which comparisons to make?
       Box 5.3.a: Factors to consider when developing criteria for 'Type of interventions'
       5.4 Defining types of outcomes: which outcome measures are most important?
          5.4.1 Listing relevant outcomes
          5.4.2 Prioritizing outcomes: Main, primary and secondary outcomes
          5.4.3 Adverse outcomes
          5.4.4 Economic data
       Box 5.4.a: Factors to consider when developing criteria for 'Types of outcomes'
       5.5 Defining types of study
       5.6 Defining the scope of a review question (broad versus narrow)
       Table 5.6.a: Some advantages and disadvantages of broad versus narrow review questions
       5.7 Changing review questions
       5.8 Chapter information
       5.9 References
    6 Searching for studies
    7 Selecting studies and collecting data
    8 Assessing risk of bias in included studies
    9 Analysing data and undertaking meta-analyses
    10 Addressing reporting biases
    11 Presenting results and 'Summary of findings' tables
    12 Interpreting results and drawing conclusions
Part 3: Special topics
Additional material