Critical appraisal:PORT Meta-analysis Trialists Group 2005

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Article being appraised

PORT Meta-analysis Trialists Group. Postoperative radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2005 Apr 18;(2):CD002142 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15846628.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

systematic review — Randomised only

Number of Patients:

665


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

I

Risk of bias
Low risk of bias Comments: Individual patient data systematic review performed according to Cochrane group principles.


Size of effect
1 Reason for decision: Highly significant differnce in survival.
Relevance of evidence
1 Additional comments: Measures survival
Result of appraisal

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Completed by

Professor David Ball MB BS, MD, FRANCZR


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Article
PORT Meta-analysis Trialists Group. Postoperative radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2005 Apr 18;(2):CD002142 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15846628.
Assigned to
User:David.ball
Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage I operable
Clinical question
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