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Systematic Reviews Published in the July 2016 Issue of the Cochrane Library

Journal title
Journal of pain & palliative care pharmacotherapy
Publication year
Wiffen, P. J.

The Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews is published quarterly as a DVD and monthly online ( ). The July 2016 issue (third DVD for 2016) contains 6963 complete reviews, 2457 protocols for reviews in production. In addition, there are citations of 945,000 randomized controlled trials, and 15,700 cited papers in the Cochrane Methodology Register. The Health Technology Assessment database contains some 16,000 citations. One hundred and twenty-one new reviews have been published in the previous three months, of which four have potential relevance for practitioners in pain and palliative medicine. The impact factor of the Cochrane Library stands at 6.1. Readers are encouraged to access the full report for any articles of interest, as only a brief commentary is provided.

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