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Development of AMSTAR: a measurement tool to assess the methodological quality of systematic reviews

  • Beverley J Shea1, 5Email author,
  • Jeremy M Grimshaw2,
  • George A Wells3,
  • Maarten Boers4,
  • Neil Andersson5,
  • Candyce Hamel5,
  • Ashley C Porter5,
  • Peter Tugwell2,
  • David Moher6 and
  • Lex M Bouter1
Contributed equally
BMC Medical Research Methodology20077:10

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-7-10

Received: 10 August 2006

Accepted: 15 February 2007

Published: 15 February 2007

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Original Submission
10 Aug 2006 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Aug 2006 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Joseph Lau
11 Sep 2006 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Graham Mowatt
20 Nov 2006 Author responded Author comments - Beverley Shea
Resubmission - Version 3
20 Nov 2006 Submitted Manuscript version 3
2 Dec 2006 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Joseph Lau
15 Jan 2007 Author responded Author comments - Beverley Shea
Resubmission - Version 4
15 Jan 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 4
14 Feb 2007 Author responded Author comments - Beverley Shea
Resubmission - Version 5
14 Feb 2007 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
15 Feb 2007 Editorially accepted
15 Feb 2007 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-7-10

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center
(2)
Institute of Population Health
(3)
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
(4)
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center
(5)
Community Information and Epidemiological Technologies (CIETcanada)
(6)
University of Ottawa

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