Critical appraisal:Sandblom G, Varenhorst E, Rosell J, Löfman O, Carlsson P 2011

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Risk of bias assessment: quasi-experimental study

Subject selection procedures
Representative of eligible patients
Comparability of groups on demographic characteristics and clinical features
Not comparable but adjusted analysis used
Measurement of outcomes
Outcome measures blind to technology used
No, but objective measures used
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
Overall risk of bias
Moderate risk of bias Additional comments: Please replace this text and include any additional comments in regards to your quality rating


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Article
Sandblom G, Varenhorst E, Rosell J, Löfman O, Carlsson P. Randomised prostate cancer screening trial: 20 year follow-up. BMJ 2011 Mar 31;342:d1539 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21454449.
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