Critical appraisal:Corso CD, Rutter CE, Wilson LD, Kim AW, Decker RH, Husain ZA 2014

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Article being appraised

Corso CD, Rutter CE, Wilson LD, Kim AW, Decker RH, Husain ZA. Re-evaluation of the role of post-operative radiotherapy and the impact of radiation dose for non-small cell lung cancer using the National Cancer Database. J Thorac Oncol 2014 Oct 16 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25325781.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

cohort study

Number of Patients:

3340


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

III-2

Risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Comments: Please replace this text and include any additional comments in regards to your quality rating

Risk of bias assessment: cohort study

Subject selection
"New technology" group
Selected group
Comparison group
Selected group
Comparability of groups on demographic characteristics and clinical features
Comparable
Measurement of outcomes
Outcome measures blind to technology used
No or not described
Same method of measurement used across comparison groups
Yes
Completeness of follow-up
Was follow-up complete and were all patients included in the analysis?
Yes (follow-up >95%) or survival analysis using all patients
Size of effect
1 Reason for decision: Please replace this text and briefly describe the reasons for your rating
Relevance of evidence
1 Additional comments: Please replace this text and briefly describe the reasons for your rating
Result of appraisal

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Completed by

Dr Margot Lehman MBBS FRANZCR GDP


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Article
Corso CD, Rutter CE, Wilson LD, Kim AW, Decker RH, Husain ZA. Re-evaluation of the role of post-operative radiotherapy and the impact of radiation dose for non-small cell lung cancer using the National Cancer Database. J Thorac Oncol 2014 Oct 16 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25325781.
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Topic area
Guidelines:Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage III inoperable
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