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Author response: Unfounded criticisms
  1. Chris G Maher1,
  2. Mark J Hancock2,
  3. Daniel Steffens1
  1. 1Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2Department of Discipline of Physiotherapy, Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chris G Maher, Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia; cmaher{at}george.org.au

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Dr Shiri1 criticises our back pain prevention review2 that was summarised as a PEDro synthesis in BJSM.3 None of the criticisms are valid.

The claim that we missed studies is incorrect, as the five studies cited by Dr Shiri were found in our search but excluded as they were …

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