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Systematic Reviews

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“Handsearching” requires a trained person to check a journal from cover to cover, reading each article until they are satisfied whether or not it is definitely or possibly a report of a randomized controlled trial or a quasi-randomized controlled trial.” (Egger, 2001)

Egger M., Smith D.S., and O'Rourke K. (2001). Systematic reviews in health care : meta-analysis in context.