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Archived Comments for: Effectiveness of home visiting programs on child outcomes: a systematic review

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  1. Surprised that David Olds' Denver trial of Nurse-Family Partnership was not included

    Ted Miller, Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation

    8 September 2014

    I wish an on-line supplement were available showing studies that scored below 13 and listing their scores. I am especially interested in why the generally well-respected Denver Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) trial's paraprofessional arm was screened out. A problem I have with many of these trials is that they test for scores and scores of outcomes, then test again on subgroups, yet have no concern for spurious correlations.

    Competing interests

    I have had funding to systematically review outcomes and perform benefit-cost analyses of NFP programs.

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