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ROBINS-I: a tool for assessing risk of bias in non-randomized studies of interventions

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberi4919
Number of pages7
JournalBMJ
Issue number355
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DateAccepted/In press - 10 Aug 2016
DatePublished (current) - 12 Oct 2016

Abstract

Non-randomized studies of the effects of interventions are critical to many areas of health care evaluation, but their results may be biased. It is therefore important to understand and appraise their strengths and weaknesses. We developed ROBINS-I (“Risk Of Bias In Non-randomized Studies - of Interventions”), a new tool for evaluating risk of bias in estimates of the comparative effectiveness (harm or benefit) of interventions from studies that did not use randomization to allocate units (individuals or clusters of individuals) to comparison groups. The tool will be particularly useful to those undertaking systematic reviews that include non-randomized studies.

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