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Handbook information
Part 1: Cochrane reviews
Part 2: General methods for Cochrane reviews
Part 3: Special topics
    13 Including non-randomized studies
       13.1 Introduction
          13.1.1 What this chapter is about
          Box 13.1.a: Some types of NRS design used for evaluating the effects of interventions
          13.1.2 Why consider non-randomized studies?
          13.1.3 Key issues about the inclusion of non-randomized studies in a Cochrane review
          13.1.4 The importance of a protocol for a Cochrane review that includes non-randomized studies
          13.1.5 Structure of subsequent sections in the chapter
       13.2 Developing criteria for including non-randomized studies
       13.3 Searching for non-randomized studies
       13.4 Selecting studies and collecting data
       13.5 Assessing risk of bias in non-randomized studies
       13.6 Synthesis of data from non-randomized studies
       13.7 Interpretation and discussion
       13.8 Chapter information
       Box 13.8.a: The Cochrane Non-Randomised Studies Methods Group
       13.9 References
    14 Adverse effects
    15 Incorporating economics evidence
    16 Special topics in statistics
    17 Patient-reported outcomes
    18 Reviews of individual patient data
    19 Prospective meta-analysis
    20 Qualitative research and Cochrane reviews
    21 Reviews in public health and health promotion
    22 Overviews of reviews
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