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BMC Health Services Research

, 2:11

First Online: 02 June 2002Received: 20 February 2002Accepted: 02 June 2002DOI: 10.1186-1472-6963-2-11

Cite this article as: Piehl, J.H., Green, S. & Silagy, C. BMC Health Serv Res 2002 2: 11. doi:10.1186-1472-6963-2-11

Abstract

BackgroundAlthough systematic reviews of health care interventions are an invaluable tool for health care providers and researchers, many potential authors never publish reviews. This study attempts to determine why some people with interest in performing systematic reviews do not subsequently publish a review; and what steps could possibly increase review completion.

MethodsCross-sectional survey by email and facsimile of the 179 participants in Australasian Cochrane Centre training events between 1998 and 2000.

ResultsNinety-two participants responded to the survey 51 percent. Response rate of deliverable surveys was 82 percent 92-112. The remainder of the participants had invalid or no contact information on file. More than 75 percent of respondents felt that the current workshops met their needs for training. The most critical barriers to completion of a Cochrane review were: lack of time 80 percent, lack of financial support 36 percent, methodological problems 23 percent and problems with group dynamics 10 percent.

ConclusionsStrategies to protect reviewer time and increase the efficiency of the review process may increase the numbers of trained reviewers completing a systematic review.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1472-6963-2-11 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Janet H Piehl - Sally Green - Chris Silagy

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