Publication and related bias in health services and delivery research: systematic review of literature, evaluation of empirical evidence and methodology and key informant interviews

This project will be led by experienced researchers from the University of Warwick who will work with colleagues with expertise in HSDR and/or publication bias from the University of Birmingham and the University of East Anglia along with international experts in health services research and representatives of patients and the public.

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Professor Russell Mannion, Dr Iestyn Williams,  Professor Richard Lilford (University of Warwick), Professor Fujian Song (University of East Anglia), Chief Investigator - Dr Yen-Fu Chen (University of Warwick).


Project team will disseminate findings from this project in key health service research conferences and two dissemination workshops, and will publish the findings in academic journals. In addition they will produce practical recommendations with regard to how to minimise, detect and deal with publication bias for different stakeholders of HSDR.