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Cochrane plain language summaries are highly heterogeneous with low adherence to the standards

  • Antonia Jelicic Kadic1,
  • Mahir Fidahic2,
  • Milan Vujcic1,
  • Frano Saric1,
  • Ivana Propadalo1,
  • Ivana Marelja1,
  • Svjetlana Dosenovic1 and
  • Livia Puljak1Email author
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:61

Received: 25 February 2016

Accepted: 13 May 2016

Published: 23 May 2016

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13 May 2016 Editorially accepted
23 May 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12874-016-0162-y

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Authors’ Affiliations

Cochrane Croatia, University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia
Faculty of Medicine, University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina