Systematic Reviews,. The Cochrane Collaboration. Michele L. Hales University of Alberta Edmonton, AB CANADA. Dubai, U.A.E. October 2 nd & 3 rd , 2003. The Cochrane Collaboration.
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The Cochrane Collaboration
Michele L. Hales
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB CANADA
October 2nd & 3rd, 2003
"It is surely a great criticism of our profession that we have not organised a critical summary, by specialty or subspecialty, adapted periodically, of all relevant randomised controlled trials".
-- Archie Cochrane, 1979
M. Haugh and D. Fouque. Evidence-based nephrology. Nephrol Dial Transplant (1999) 14 [Suppl 3]: 38-41
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