Letters Duplicate systematic reviews

Misgivings about PROSPERO in solving the problem of duplicate systematic reviews

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5496 (Published 10 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5496
  1. Norman Waugh, public health academic1
  1. 1Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
  1. norman.waugh{at}warwick.ac.uk

Moher makes good points about solving the problem of duplicate systematic reviews, but I have several concerns about registering reviews on PROSPERO.1

Firstly, most people will not register their own reviews, but some may use it to find out what reviews on the same topic are under way to get theirs published first. Some people may even draw …

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