Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Complete reviews – over 2000 full-text articles reviewing the effects of specific health care interventions. The reviews are highly structured and systematic, with evidence included or excluded on the basis of explicit quality criteria, to minimise bias. Data are often combined statistically (in what is called a meta-analysis) to increase the power of the findings of numerous studies, each too small to produce reliable results individually.

Protocols – information about reviews in preparation, including the background, rationale and methods.”