Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions

The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (the Handbook) provides guidance to authors for the preparation of Cochrane Intervention reviews (including Cochrane Overviews of reviews).

 

This is Version 5.1.0 of the Handbook, last edited 20 March 2011. It includes a number of changes to match Review Manager version 5.1. The changes are described on the Handbook web site.

 

The 2009 reprint of the book version (published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd) is version 5.0.2 of the Handbook; the original (2008) print of the book was version 5.0.1 of the Handbook.

 

Keeping up to date

The Handbook is updated regularly to reflect advances in systematic review methodology and in response to feedback from users. Please refer to the web site for the most recent version, for interim updates to the guidance and for details of previous versions of the Handbook.

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Users of the Handbook are encouraged to send feedback and corrections to the Handbook editors; please refer to the web site.

 

Reproduction and translation

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