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How to read a paper: Papers that summarise other papers (systematic reviews and meta-analyses)

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7109.672 (Published 13 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:672

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Usage statistics: July 2003 to September 2020

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