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Can we systematically review studies that evaluate complex interventions?

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BACKGROUND TO THE DEBATE: The UK Medical Research Council defines complex interventions as those comprising "a number of separate elements which seem essential to the proper functioning of the interventions although the 'active ingredient' of the intervention that is effective is difficult to specify." A typical example is specialist care on a stroke unit, which involves a wide range of health professionals delivering a variety of treatments. Michelle Campbell and colleagues have argued that ...

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1000086

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Journal:
PLoS medicine
Volume:
6
Issue:
8
Pages:
e1000086
Publication date:
2009-08-01
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
Source identifiers:
79077
Language:
English
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uuid:5130979d-d726-4c0d-ae80-2008e2613ec3
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pubs:79077
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2012-12-19

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