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CAT guide: Checklists & (reporting) guidelines

How to make a CAT (Critically Appraised Topic), a short summary of the best available evidence, created to answer a specific clinical question.

Protocol writing and registering (systematic review)

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(randomized controlled trial[Publication Type] OR trial[ti] OR randomized controlled study[ti] OR randomised controlled study[ti] OR ((randomi*[tiab] AND controlled[tiab] AND trial[tiab]) NOT ("Review" [Publication Type] OR "Meta-Analysis" [Publication Type] OR "Systematic Review" [Publication Type] OR systematic review[ti])))

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