Critical appraisal:Burdett SS, Stewart LA, Rydzewska L 2007 2

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Article being appraised

Burdett SS, Stewart LA, Rydzewska L. Chemotherapy and surgery versus surgery alone in non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD006157 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17636828.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

systematic review — RCTs only

Number of Patients:

988


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

I

Risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Comments: post operative treatment not standardised


Size of effect
1 Reason for decision: Confidence interval does not include clinically unimportant values
Relevance of evidence
1 Additional comments: Reports on overall survival.
Result of appraisal

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Dr Shawgi Sukumaran


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Article
Burdett SS, Stewart LA, Rydzewska L. Chemotherapy and surgery versus surgery alone in non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD006157 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17636828.
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User:Shawgi.sukumaran
Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage II operable
Clinical question
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