Literature and links


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(German translation of Moher 2009)




Cochrane Occupational Safety and Health Review Group:


The Cochrane Collaboration: Reporting Guidelines:


Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in York:


PRISMA. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses


SIGN: Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.


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