Core outcomes for Cochrane reviews of chronic hepatitis B and C virus infections

Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group editors together with review authors have defined the outcomes for chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C virus infections. When defining the outcomes, our starting point was that they should be related to the patients. That the outcomes shall be the same or almost the same across reviews on the same disease is logical. Following the same set of outcomes would help review authors to perform overview of reviews and also network meta-analyses.

We reached agreement after having had several face-to-face CHBG meetings, telephone discussions, and exchange of e-mails. However, we welcome suggestions for improvements.

Details of the core outcomes can be found at http://hbg.cochrane.org/information-authors

Contributors

Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group editors together with review authors

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Planning
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Health Area

Disease Category: Infectious disease

Disease Name: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C

Target Population

Age Range: Unknown

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Drug

Stakeholders Involved

- Other

Study Type

- Recommendations made for systematic reviews

Method(s)

- Semi structured discussion
- Teleconferences

We reached agreement after having had several face-to-face CHBG meetings, telephone discussions, and exchange of e-mails.

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