Authors’ response to letter by M O de Almeida & B T Saragiotto on “The effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in common lower limb conditions: a systematic review including quantification of patient-rated pain reduction”

We thank the correspondents for their interest in our recent review [1], and appreciate the opportunity to reply. Clinical trumps statistical – synthesise the evidence to inform practice A review of a clinical intervention can include both (i) quantitative (e.g. meta-analyses of effect sizes) and (ii) qualitative (e.g. subjective scoring and weighing of the available […]

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