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521. Systematic reviews in health care: Investigating and dealing with publication and other biases in meta-analysis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Systematic reviews in health care: Investigating and dealing with publication and other biases in meta-analysis. 11451790 2001 08 16 2018 11 13 0959-8138 323 7304 2001 Jul 14 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Systematic reviews in health care: Investigating and dealing with publication and other biases in meta-analysis. 101-5 Sterne J A JA Medical Research Council Health Services Research Collaboration, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR. jonathan.sterne (...) . 2001 Jul 7;323(7303):42-6 11440947 J Clin Epidemiol. 2001 Oct;54(10):1046-55 11576817 Am J Public Health. 1982 Dec;72(12):1336-44 7137430 Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1987 Sep 12;295(6599):654-6 3117277 Nature. 1988 Jul 28;334(6180):287-91 2455869 Stat Med. 1988 Aug;7(8):889-94 3413368 Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 1989;36(5):429-32 2666138 Lancet. 1991 Apr 13;337(8746):867-72 1672966 JAMA. 1992 Jan 15;267(3):374-8 1727960 BMJ. 1992 Jul 4;305(6844):15-9 1638188 Lancet. 1993 Jun 12;341(8859):1533 8099401 Lancet

2001 BMJ

522. The effectiveness of public health strategies to reduce or prevent the incidence of low birth weight in infants born to adolescents: a systematic review

The effectiveness of public health strategies to reduce or prevent the incidence of low birth weight in infants born to adolescents: a systematic review The effectiveness of public health strategies to reduce or prevent the incidence of low birth weight in infants born to adolescents: a systematic review The effectiveness of public health strategies to reduce or prevent the incidence of low birth weight in infants born to adolescents: a systematic review Brunton G, Thomas H Authors' objectives (...) To determine the effectiveness of public health, health promotion, and primary care strategies to reduce or prevent the incidence of low birth weight in infants born to adolescents up to 19 years of age. Searching The following electronic databases were searched back to inception: the Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, ERIC, Sociological Abstracts, Dissertation Abstracts, and EPHPract Database (a local database held by Hamilton-Wentworth Public Health Research, Education and Development

2001 DARE.

523. The effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce or prevent spousal abuse toward women

The effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce or prevent spousal abuse toward women The effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce or prevent spousal abuse toward women The effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce or prevent spousal abuse toward women Mueller D, Tomas H Authors' objectives To summarise the evidence of the effectiveness of public health interventions to reduce or prevent spousal abuse towards women. Searching MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO (...) included in the review To be eligible for inclusion, the studies had to be primary, prospective and controlled. Reviews were excluded. Specific interventions included in the review Studies of interventions aimed at preventing or reducing spousal abuse towards women, within the scope of public health practice in Canada, were eligible for inclusion. The studies had to have women as the subject of the intervention or, if the intervention involved men, outcomes related to spousal abuse were reported

2001 DARE.

524. Analysis of the 1997 Spanish National Health Survey. IPE-01/29 (Public report)

Analysis of the 1997 Spanish National Health Survey. IPE-01/29 (Public report) Analysis of the 1997 Spanish National Health Survey. IPE-01/29 (Public report) Analysis of the 1997 Spanish National Health Survey. IPE-01/29 (Public report) Munoz van den Eynde A, Saz Parkinson Z, Amate Blanco J M, Martin Moreno J M Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made (...) for the HTA database. Citation Munoz van den Eynde A, Saz Parkinson Z, Amate Blanco J M, Martin Moreno J M. Analysis of the 1997 Spanish National Health Survey. IPE-01/29 (Public report) Madrid: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias (AETS). Informe de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias No. 29. 2001 Authors' objectives The goal of this report is to study the relationships between self-rated health and morbidity, health care use, health-related behaviors and socioeconomic status in the Spanish

2001 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

525. Public-health impact of outdoor and traffic-related air pollution: a European assessment. (Abstract)

Public-health impact of outdoor and traffic-related air pollution: a European assessment. Air pollution contributes to mortality and morbidity. We estimated the impact of outdoor (total) and traffic-related air pollution on public health in Austria, France, and Switzerland. Attributable cases of morbidity and mortality were estimated.Epidemiology-based exposure-response functions for a 10 microg/m3 increase in particulate matter (PM10) were used to quantify the effects of air pollution. Cases (...) mortality or more than 40,000 attributable cases per year. About half of all mortality caused by air pollution was attributed to motorised traffic, accounting also for: more than 25,000 new cases of chronic bronchitis (adults); more than 290,000 episodes of bronchitis (children); more than 0.5 million asthma attacks; and more than 16 million person-days of restricted activities.This assessment estimates the public-health impacts of current patterns of air pollution. Although individual health risks

2000 Lancet

526. Evidence and Public Health

Evidence and Public Health Evidence and Public Health | The King's Fund Main navigation Health and care services Leadership, systems and organisations Patients, people and society Policy, finance and performance Search term Apply Evidence and Public Health: Towards a common framework This content relates to the following topics: Share this content Authors Natasha Gowman Anna Coote Publication details Pages 36 The government has introduced a range of initiatives to improve the population's (...) health, including targets on reducing preventable deaths through coronary heart disease, cancer and suicide. It has also emphasised its commitment to evidence-based policy making, and wants to link public investment to an understanding of 'what works'. But assessing the impact of public health initiatives remains challenging. Evidence and Public Health claims that conventional approaches to building up an evidence base are unhelpful, and proposes a new framework. This publication also forms an open

2000 The King's Fund

527. Directory of health care registries in Spain useful for health technology assessment. IPE-00/26 (Public report)

Directory of health care registries in Spain useful for health technology assessment. IPE-00/26 (Public report) Directory of health care registries in Spain useful for health technology assessment. IPE-00/26 (Public report) Directory of health care registries in Spain useful for health technology assessment. IPE-00/26 (Public report) Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA (...) . No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias. Directory of health care registries in Spain useful for health technology assessment. IPE-00/26 (Public report) Madrid: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias (AETS). Informe de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias No.26. 2000 Authors' objectives The aim of this report is to identify and describe Spanish health care registries useful in Health Technology

2000 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

528. Health risks posed by silicone implants in general, with special attention to breast implants. IPE-00/23 (Public report)

Health risks posed by silicone implants in general, with special attention to breast implants. IPE-00/23 (Public report) Health risks posed by silicone implants in general, with special attention to breast implants. IPE-00/23 (Public report) Health risks posed by silicone implants in general, with special attention to breast implants. IPE-00/23 (Public report) Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment (...) from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias. Health risks posed by silicone implants in general, with special attention to breast implants. IPE-00/23 (Public report) Madrid: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias (AETS). Informe de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias No.23. 2000 Authors' objectives The main objective of this project is to present well-informed

2000 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

529. Home visiting in public health

Home visiting in public health Home visiting in public health Home visiting in public health Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Unit Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Unit. Home visiting in public health. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Health Technology Assessment Unit (MHTAU) 2000: 62 Authors' objectives (...) To assess the effectiveness, efficiency and cost effectiveness of home visiting. Authors' conclusions After reviewing the literature, it was found that home visiting has positive effects in many aspects of health care. While some studies were inconclusive or did not support positive effects, there were no negative effects of home visiting reported. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Breast Feeding; Community Health Nursing; Costs and Cost Analysis; Home Care Services

2000 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

530. Treatment costs and patient outcomes with use of risperidone in a public mental health setting

Treatment costs and patient outcomes with use of risperidone in a public mental health setting Treatment costs and patient outcomes with use of risperidone in a public mental health setting Treatment costs and patient outcomes with use of risperidone in a public mental health setting Schiller M J, Shumway M, Hargreaves W A Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods (...) of risperidone in a public mental health setting. Psychiatric Services 1999; 50(2): 228-232 PubMedID DOI Original Paper URL =10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&searchid=957348626755_192&FIRSTINDEX=&volume=5 0&firstpage=228&journalcode=ps Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Adult; Antipsychotic Agents /economics /standards; Case-Control Studies; Community Mental Health Centers /economics /standards /utilization; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Female; Health Care Costs /statistics & Humans; Male; Public Sector

1999 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

531. Effectiveness of public health in organized response to non-natural environmental disasters

Effectiveness of public health in organized response to non-natural environmental disasters Effectiveness of public health in organized response to non-natural environmental disasters Effectiveness of public health in organized response to non-natural environmental disasters James M, Nazar M, Sanchez-Sweatman O Authors' objectives To determine the effectiveness of local public health teams in preventing morbidity and mortality, and providing timely and appropriate interventions in organised (...) ', 'environmental response', 'hazardous materials response', 'preventative medical', 'preventative emergency medical', 'disaster personnel', 'public health', 'community health agency', 'team', 'office', 'organisation', 'group', 'authority', 'personnel', 'service', 'mass disaster', 'environmental disaster', 'toxic combustion', 'toxic incident', 'chemical incident', 'chemical fire', 'simulated disaster', 'chemical release', 'chemical spill', 'hazardous incident', 'environmental contamination', 'environmental

1999 DARE.

532. The effectiveness of home visiting as a delivery strategy for public health nursing interventions to clients in prenatal and postnatal period: a systematic review

The effectiveness of home visiting as a delivery strategy for public health nursing interventions to clients in prenatal and postnatal period: a systematic review The effectiveness of home visiting as a delivery strategy for public health nursing interventions to clients in prenatal and postnatal period: a systematic review The effectiveness of home visiting as a delivery strategy for public health nursing interventions to clients in prenatal and postnatal period: a systematic review Ciliska D (...) ' or 'comparative' or 'evaluative' study. The keyword 'home visiting' was also used in a focused search from 1985. Experts in the field were contacted. Key public health journals (1980 to 1998) and relevant documents, reference lists and conference reports were handsearched. The contents lists of other related journals were scanned from 1992 to 1998. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Prospective study designs with a control or comparison group, including before-and-after

1999 DARE.

533. Guide for performing health technology assessment reports. IPE-99/19 (Public report)

Guide for performing health technology assessment reports. IPE-99/19 (Public report) Guide for performing health technology assessment reports. IPE-99/19 (Public report) Guide for performing health technology assessment reports. IPE-99/19 (Public report) Imaz-Iglesia I, Gonzalez-Enriquez J, Alcaide-Jimenez J F, Conde-Olasagasti J L Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has (...) been made for the HTA database. Citation Imaz-Iglesia I, Gonzalez-Enriquez J, Alcaide-Jimenez J F, Conde-Olasagasti J L. Guide for performing health technology assessment reports. IPE-99/19 (Public report) Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias (AETS). Informe de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias No.19. 1999 Authors' objectives To describe the process of performing health technology assessment reports. To offer a selection of useful sources of information, checklist for critical

1999 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

534. Antiretroviral drugs as a public health intervention for pregnant HIV-infected women in rural South Africa: an issue of cost-effectiveness and capacity

Antiretroviral drugs as a public health intervention for pregnant HIV-infected women in rural South Africa: an issue of cost-effectiveness and capacity Antiretroviral drugs as a public health intervention for pregnant HIV-infected women in rural South Africa: an issue of cost-effectiveness and capacity Antiretroviral drugs as a public health intervention for pregnant HIV-infected women in rural South Africa: an issue of cost-effectiveness and capacity Wilkinson D, Floyd K, Gilks C F Record (...) of interventions) is contemplated. Source of funding None stated. Bibliographic details Wilkinson D, Floyd K, Gilks C F. Antiretroviral drugs as a public health intervention for pregnant HIV-infected women in rural South Africa: an issue of cost-effectiveness and capacity. AIDS 1998; 12(13): 1675-1682 PubMedID Other publications of related interest Comment in: AIDS 1998;12(13):1571-80. Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Adult; Anti-HIV Agents /economics /therapeutic use; Cost-Benefit

1998 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

535. Directly observed therapy for treatment completion of pulmonary tuberculosis: consensus statement of the Public Health Tuberculosis Guidelines Panel

Directly observed therapy for treatment completion of pulmonary tuberculosis: consensus statement of the Public Health Tuberculosis Guidelines Panel Directly observed therapy for treatment completion of pulmonary tuberculosis: consensus statement of the Public Health Tuberculosis Guidelines Panel Directly observed therapy for treatment completion of pulmonary tuberculosis: consensus statement of the Public Health Tuberculosis Guidelines Panel Chaulk C P, Kazandjian V A Authors' objectives (...) the median (%) of the results for each treatment type. This table did not reflect the range of percentages given in the text for the modified DOT group: the median (%) shown in the table was identical to the figure given at the beginning of the range in the text. Funding W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Bibliographic details Chaulk C P, Kazandjian V A. Directly observed therapy for treatment completion of pulmonary tuberculosis: consensus statement of the Public Health Tuberculosis Guidelines Panel. JAMA 1998

1998 DARE.

536. Effectiveness of public health interventions in food safety: a systematic review

Effectiveness of public health interventions in food safety: a systematic review Effectiveness of public health interventions in food safety: a systematic review Effectiveness of public health interventions in food safety: a systematic review Campbell M E, Gardner C E, Dwyer J J, Isaacs S M, Krueger P D, Ying J Y Authors' objectives To investigate the evidence on the effectiveness of food safety interventions applicable to public health practice. Searching The following databases were searched (...) online for studies published from 1975 onwards: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EI Compendex, NTIS, Science Citation Index, Current Contents, Uncover, ERIC and ASTA. Boolean searching was used to combine 84 keywords (not listed) with an "and/or/but" proviso. A handsearch of the last five years of the Journal of Environmental Health and the Canadian Journal of Public Health, and of the last 10 years of Public Health and Epidemiology Report Ontario (PHERO) and Environmental Health Review. Unpublished studies were

1998 DARE.

537. Laboratory testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae by recently introduced nonculture tests: a performance review with clinical and public health considerations

Laboratory testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae by recently introduced nonculture tests: a performance review with clinical and public health considerations Laboratory testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae by recently introduced nonculture tests: a performance review with clinical and public health considerations Laboratory testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae by recently introduced nonculture tests: a performance review with clinical and public health considerations Koumans E H, Johnson R E, Knapp J S (...) with clinicians' and public health practitioners' abilities to detect and respond promptly to the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant N. gonorrhoeae. CRD commentary The authors clearly stated their research questions. However, only limited inclusion and exclusion criteria were specified, and the study did not address all of the stated objectives. The literature search was limited in its use of keywords, and may have missed studies published outside the USA and other English speaking countries by focusing

1998 DARE.

538. Ultrasonography in primary health care. IPE-98/16 (Public report)

Ultrasonography in primary health care. IPE-98/16 (Public report) Ultrasonography in primary health care. IPE-98/16 (Public report) Ultrasonography in primary health care. IPE-98/16 (Public report) Campillo Artero C, Conde Olasagasti J L, Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Campillo Artero C, Conde Olasagasti J L (...) ,. Ultrasonography in primary health care. IPE-98/16 (Public report) Madrid: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias (AETS). 1998 Authors' objectives To assess the usefulness and convenience of including ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool in primary health care services provided by the Spanish National Institute of Health Authors' conclusions The medical literature on this subject is scanty, most studies included in this review provide poor evidence, and flaws in their design and methodology preclude

1998 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

539. Motorcycle trauma in the state of Illinois: analysis of the Illinois Department of Public Health trauma registry

Motorcycle trauma in the state of Illinois: analysis of the Illinois Department of Public Health trauma registry Motorcycle trauma in the state of Illinois: analysis of the Illinois Department of Public Health trauma registry Motorcycle trauma in the state of Illinois: analysis of the Illinois Department of Public Health trauma registry Orsay E, Holden J A, Williams J, Lumpkin J R Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS (...) health service costs were considered in the analysis such as hospital charges (used as an estimate of health care costs). The perspective adopted in the cost analysis was that of a payer (public, private, or self-pay funds). The hospital charges included charges billed to the client by the study institution. The date of the price data was not explicitly specified. Professional fees, rehabilitation costs, and charges for subsequent inpatient and outpatient visits were not included. Indirect Costs

1995 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

540. A systematic overview of the effectiveness of public health nursing interventions: an overview of adolescent suicide prevention programs

A systematic overview of the effectiveness of public health nursing interventions: an overview of adolescent suicide prevention programs A systematic overview of the effectiveness of public health nursing interventions: an overview of adolescent suicide prevention programs A systematic overview of the effectiveness of public health nursing interventions: an overview of adolescent suicide prevention programs Ploeg J, Ciliska D, Dobbins M, Hayward S, Thomas H, Underwood J Authors' objectives (...) . The literature suggests that more broadly-based comprehensive school-based health programmes should be evaluated for their effectiveness in addressing the determinants of adolescent risk behaviour. CRD commentary The review uses a sound search strategy, it is clear in its methodology and provides good detail on the primary studies included. Bibliographic details Ploeg J, Ciliska D, Dobbins M, Hayward S, Thomas H, Underwood J. A systematic overview of the effectiveness of public health nursing interventions

1995 DARE.