Professor in Research Synthesis and Health Services Research
Professor in Research Synthesis
and Health Services Research
Fujian dot Song at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 1253
|Medical School 2.02|
Professor in Research Synthesis & Health Services Research, University of East Anglia. 08/2011 - present
Reader in Research Synthesis, University of East Anglia. 10/2003 – 07/2011
Senior Research Fellow (systematic review), Dept of Public Health & Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. 10/2000-09/2003.
Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow (systematic review), Centre for Reviews & Dissemination, University of York. 07/1993-09/2000
Research Fellow (systematic review). Dept Public Health, University of Leeds. 01/1992-06/1993.
Lecturer in Social Medicine & Health statistics. School of Public Health, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China. 08/1986-08/1988.
Public health, health statistics, social medicine, and health services research
Systematic review and meta-analysis
Evidence based practice
Critical appraisal of research evidence
Abdelhamid, AS, Loke, YK, Parekh, S, Chen, YF, Sutton, A, Eastwood, A, Holland, R and Song, F (2012) Use of indirect comparison methods in systematic reviews: a survey of Cochrane review authors. Research Synthesis Methods (Epub ahead of print).
Lu, Z, Cao, S, Chai, Y, Bachmann, M, Suhrcke, M and Song, F (2012) Effectiveness of interventions for hypertension care in the community - a meta-analysis of controlled studies in China. BMC Health Services Research. (In Press)
Song, F, Holland, R, Barton, G, Bachmann, M, Blyth, A, Maskrey, V, Aveyard, P and et al, (2012) Self-help materials for the prevention of smoking relapse: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 13 (1). p. 69.
Hing, CB, Smith, TO, Donell, S and Song, F (2011) Surgical versus non-surgical interventions for treating patellar dislocation (Review). The Cochrane Collaboration (11). pp. 1-43.
Hing, CB, Smith, TO, Hooper, L, Song, F and Donell, ST (2011) A review of how to conduct a surgical survey using a questionnaire. The Knee, 18. pp. 209-213. ISSN 09680160
Song, F, Xiong, T, Parekh-Bhurke, S, Loke, YK, Sutton, AJ, Eastwood, AJ, Holland, R, Chen, Y-F, Glenny, A-M, Deeks, JJ and Altman, DG (2011) Inconsistency between direct and indirect comparisons of competing interventions: meta-epidemiological study. BMJ (343). d4909-d4909. ISSN 0959-8138
Hing, CB, Higgs, D, Hooper, L, Donell, ST and Song, F (2011) A survey of orthopaedic journal editors determining the criteria of manuscript selection for publication. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 6 (1). p. 19. ISSN 1749-799X
Parekh-Bhurke, S, Kwok, CS, Pang, C, Hooper, L, Loke, YA, Ryder, JJ, Sutton, AJ, Hing, CB, Harvey, I and Song, F (2011) Uptake of methods to deal with publication bias in systematic reviews has increased over time but there is still much scope for improvement. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64 (4). pp. 349-57.
Smith, Toby O, Song, Fujian, Donell, ST and Hing, Caroline (2011) Operative versus non-operative management of patellar dislocation. A meta-analysis. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA, Epub ahead of print. ISSN 1433-7347
Chai, Y, Xu, H, Wang, W, Liu, B, Yang, D, Fan, H, Song, F and Lu, Z (2011) A Survey of Factors Associated with the Utilization of Community Health Centers for Managing Hypertensive Patients in Chengdu, China. PLoS ONE, 6 (7). e21718. ISSN 1932-6203
Smith, TO, Lewis, M, Song, F, Toms, AP, Donell, ST and Hing, CB (2011) The diagnostic accuracy of anterior cruciate ligament rupture using magnetic resonance imaging: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. (In Press)
Garrison, KR, Shemilt, I, Donell, ST, Ryder, JJ, Mugford, M, Harvey, IM, Song, F and Alt, V (2010) Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) for fracture healing in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 16 (6). CD006950.
Song, F, Parekh, S, Hooper, L, Loke, YK, Ryder, JJ, Sutton, AJ, Hing, C, Shing, C, Pang, C and Harvey, IM (2010) Dissemination and publication of research findings: an updated review of related biases. Health Technol Assess, 14 (8). pp. 1-220.
Nelson, RL, Glenny, AM and Song, F (2010) Antimicrobial prophylaxis for colorectal surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1). 001181.
Song, F, Huttunen-Lenz, M and Holland, RC (2010) Effectiveness of complex psycho-educational interventions for smoking relapse prevention: an exploratory meta-analysis. Journal of Public Health, 32 (3). pp. 350-359.
Hing, Caroline B, Smith, Toby O, Donell, Simon and Song, Fujian (2009) Surgical versus non-surgical interventions for treating patellar dislocation (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4 (CD008106).
Lim, E, Harris, G, Patel, A, Adachi, I, Edmonds, L and Song, F (2009) Preoperative versus postoperative chemotherapy in patients with resectable non-small lung cancer: systematic review and indirect comparison meta-analysis of randomised trials. J Thorac Oncol, 4 (11). pp. 1380-8.
Song, F, Loke, YK, Walsh, T, Glenny, AM, Eastwood, AJ and Altman, DG (2009) Methodological problems in the use of indirect comparisons for evaluating healthcare interventions: survey of published systematic reviews. BMJ, 338 (b1147).
Song, F, Parekh-Bhurke, S, Hooper, L, Loke, YK, Sutton, AJ, Hing, CB and Harvey, IM (2009) Extent of publication bias in different categories of research cohorts: a meta-analysis of empirical studies. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 9. p. 79.
Ryder, J J, Garrison, K, Song, F, Hooper, L, Skinner, J, Loke, Y, Loughlin, J, Higgins, J P T and Macgregor, AJ (2008) Genetic associations in peripheral joint osteoarthritis and spinal degenerative disease: a systematic review. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 67 (5). pp. 584-591. ISSN 0003-4967
Song, F, Harvey, IM and Lilford, R (2008) Adjusted indirect comparison may be less biased than direct comparison for evaluating new pharmaceutical interventions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 61 (5). pp. 455-463.
Chester, R, Smith, TO, Sweeting, D, Dixon, J, Wood, S and Song, F (2008) The relative timing of VMO and VL in the aetiology of anterior knee pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 9 (64).
Connock,, Stevens, C, Fry-Smith, A, Jowett, S, Fitzmaurice, D, Moore, DJ and Song, F (2007) Clinical effetiveness and cost-effectiveness of different models of managing long-term oral anticoagulation therapy: a systematic review and economic modelling. Health Technology Assessment, 11 (38). pp. 1-66.
Garrison, KR, Donell, ST, Ryder, JJ, Shemilt, I, Mugford, M, Harvey, IM and Song, F (2007) Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of bone morphongenetic proteins in the non-healing of fractures and spinal fusion: a systematic review. Health Technology Assessment, 11 (30). pp. 1-168.
Keogh-Brown, MR, Bachmann, MO, Shepstone, L, Hewitt, C, Howe, AC, Ramsay, CR, Song, F, Miles, J, Torgeson, D, Miles, S, Elbourne, D, Harvey, IM and Campbell, A (2007) Contamination in trials of educational interventions. Health Technology Assessment, 11 (43). pp. 1-128.
De Carvalho Leite, JC, Jerosch-Herold, C and Song, F (2006) A systematic review of the psychometric properties of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 7 (78). pp. 1-9.
Javaid, M, Song, F, Leinster, SJ, Dickson, MG and James, NK (2006) Radiation effects on the cosmetic outcomes of immediate and delayed autologous breast reconstruction: an argument about timing. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 59 (1). pp. 16-26.
Jerosch-Herold, C, De Carvalho Leite, JC and Song, F (2006) A Systematic Review of Outcomes assessed in Randomized Controlled Trials of Surgical Interventions for Carpal tunnel Syndrome using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a reference tool. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 7 (96). pp. 1-10.
Song, F, Jerosch-Herold, C, Harvey, IM, Drachler, MDL, Holland, RC and Mares, KA (2006) Statistical methods for analysing Barthel scores in trials of post-stroke interventions: a review and computer simulations. Clinical Rehabilitation, 20 (4). pp. 347-356.
Glenny, AM, Altman, DG, Song, F, Sakarovitch, C, Deeks, JJ, D'Amico, R, Bradburn, M and Eastwood, AJ (2005) In collaboration with the International Stroke Trial Collaborative Group. Indirect comparisons of competing interventions. Health Technol Assess, 9 (26). pp. 1-148.
Song, F (2005) Review of publication bias in studies on publication bias: studies on publication bias are probably susceptible to the bias they study. British Medical Journal, 331 (7517). pp. 637-638.
Wilson, J, Connock, M, Song, F, Yao, GL, Fry-Smith, A, Raftery, J and Peake, D (2005) Imatinib for the treatment of patients with unresectable and/or metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours; systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 9 (25). pp. 1-142.
Song, F, Fry-Smith, A, Davenport, C, Bayliss, S, Adi, Y, Wilson, JS and Hyde, C (2004) Identification and assessment of ongoing trials in health technology assessment reviews. Health Technology Assessment, 8 (44). pp. 1-87.
Clark, W, Raftery, J, Song, F, Barton, PM, Cummins, C, Fry-Smith, A and Burls, A (2003) Systematic review and economic evaluation of the effectiveness of infliximab for the treatment of Crohn's disease. Health Technology Assessment, 7 (13). pp. 1-67.
Coomarasamy, A, Braunholtz, D, Song, F, Khan, KS and Taylor, R (2003) Individualising use of aspirin to prevent pre-eclampsia: a framework for clinical decision making. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 110 (10). pp. 882-888.
Coomarasamy, A, Knox, EM, Gee, H, Song, F and Khan, KS (2003) Effectiveness of nifedipine versus atosiban for tocolysis in preterm labour: a meta-analysis with an indirect comparison of randomised trials. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 110 (12). pp. 1045-1049.
Deeks, JJ, Dinnes, J, D'Amico, R, Sowden, AJ, Sakarovitch, C, Song, F, Petticrew, M and Altman, DG (2003) Evaluating non-randomised intervention studies. Health Technology Assessment, 7 (27). pp. 1-173.
Jakes, RW, Day, NE, Khaw, KT, Khaw, K-T, Luben, R, Song, F, Oakes, S, Welch, AA, Bingham, SA, Bingham, S and Wareham, NJ (2003) Television viewing and low participation in vigorous recreation are independently associated with obesity and markers of cardiovascular disease risk: EPIC-Norfolk population-based study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 57 (9). pp. 1089-1096.
Song, F, Altman, DG, Glenny, AM and Deeks, JJ (2003) Validity of indirect comparison for estimating efficacy of competing interventions: empirical evidence from published meta-analyses. British Medical Journal, 326 (7387). pp. 472-475.
Song, F, Barton, PM, Sleightholme, V, Yao, GL and Fry-Smith, A (2003) Screening for fragile X syndrome: a literature review and modelling study. Health Technology Assessment, 7 (16). pp. 1-106.
Clark, TJ, Mann, CH, Shah, N, Khan, KS, Song, F and Gupta, JK (2002) Accuracy of outpatient endometrial biopsy in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer: a systematic quantitative review. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 109 (3). pp. 313-321.
Clark, TJ, Voit, D, Gupta, JK, Hyde, C, Song, F and Khan, KS (2002) Accuracy of hysteroscopy in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer and hyperplasia: a systematic quantitative review. JAMA, 288 (13). pp. 1610-1621.
Hyde, C, Wake, B, Bryan, S, Barton, PM, Fry-Smith, A, Davenport, C and Song, F (2002) Fludarabine as second-line therapy for B cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: a technology assessment. Health Technology Assessment, 6 (2). pp. 1-89.
Jones, BW, Moore, DJ, Robinson, SM and Song, F (2002) A systematic review of tegaserod for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 27 (5). pp. 343-352.
Petticrew, M, Wilson, P, Wright, K and Song, F (2002) Quality of Cochrane reviews is better than that of non-Cochrane reviews (letter to the Editor). BMJ, 324 (7336). p. 545.
Song, F, Khan, KS, Dinnes, J and Sutton, AJ (2002) Asymmetric funnel plot and publication bias in meta-analyses of diagnostic accuracy. International Journal of Epidemiology, 31 (1). pp. 88-95.
Song, F, Raftery, J, Aveyard, PN, Hyde, C, Barton, PM and Woolacott, N (2002) Cost-effectiveness of pharmacological interventions for smoking cessation: a literature review and a decision analytic analysis. Med Decis Making, 22 (5 Suppl). pp. 26-37.
Wake, B, Hyde, C, Bryan, S, Barton, PM, Song, F, Fry-Smith, A and Davenport, C (2002) Rituximab as third-line treatment for refractory or recurrent Stage III or IV follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, 6 (3). pp. 1-85.
Woolacott, NF, Jones, L, Forbes, CA, Mather, LC, Sowden, AJ, Song, F, Raftery, JP, Aveyard, PN, Hyde, CJ and Barton, PM (2002) The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of bupropion and nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, 6 (16). pp. 1-245.
Dinnes, J, Moss, S, Melia, J, Blanks, R, Song, F and Kleijnen, J (2001) Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of double reading of mammograms in breast cancer screening: findings of a systematic review. The Breast, 10 (6). pp. 455-463.
Song, F, Sheldon, TA, Sutton, AJ, Abrams, KR and Jones, DR (2001) Methods for exploring heterogeneity in meta-analysis. Eval Health Prof, 24 (2). pp. 126-151.
Chester, R, Smith, TO, Sweeting, D, Wood, S and Song, F (2008) The relative timing of VMO and VL in the aetiology of anterior knee pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. In: Physiotherapy Research Society, 24 April 2008, Manchester Cathedral and Conference Centre, Manchester.
Song, F, Jerosch-Herold, C, Harvey, IM, Drachler, MDL, Holland, RC and Mares, KA (2005) Can parametric statistical methods be used to analysis and present ordinal Barthel data in trials of post-stroke interventions. In: 14th European Stroke Conference, Bologna, Italy.
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