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  1. Empty reviews? CDPLPG

  2. CDPLPG Reviews • 15 empty reviews ‘Parturient montes nasceter ridiculus mus’ • Position on whether or not to referencing excluded studies or any other kind of study in the Discussion? • An interesting project, but…

  3. Some puzzles • What is the worry about variation? • Why do incidence and prevalence matter? • What do we learn from this? • Updates: are empty reviews different? • How do they differ, across what parameters?

  4. Consistency is not the same as quality • Guidelines might be a good idea, but not clear about the ‘value added’ of these data • The challenges are upstream, starting with the inclusion criteria.

  5. CDPLPG • Reasons for empty reviews: • Inclusion criteria • Predominance of other treatment controls • Dearth of research (often cinderella topics) • NOT outcomes or outcome measures • The important issue is how empty reviews are being reported • Two options rather than four

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