systematic review

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systematic review

A review of a clearly formulated question which uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select and critically appraise relevant research, and collect and analyse data from the studies that are included in the review. Statistical methods (e.g., meta-analysis), may or may not be used to analyse and summarise the results of the included studies.

sys·te·mat·ic re·view

(sis'tĕ-mat'ik rē-vyū')
Program that integrates the results of primary research studies to identify the best available evidence on a treatment, quantitative systematic reviews use metaanalysis to combine the results of individual studies.

systematic review,

n a detailed structural analysis of previously conducted research.
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To measure and characterize the biggest challenges that librarians face while collaborating on systematic review projects, we used a web-based survey designed in Qualtrics survey software (Qualtrics, Provo, UT).
For example, suppose one is interested in educational organizations in low- and middle-income countries and wants to assess the effects of decentralizing decision-making processes: one can consult a recent systematic review (Carr-Hill et al.
Nevertheless, expert consensus statements can be developed by incorporating findings from rigorous systematic reviews of available evidence using the same transparent and explicit methods as those for clinical practice guidelines.
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Finding what works in health care: Standards for systematic reviews.
Topical therapies for the treatment of plaque psoriasis: systematic review and network meta-analyses.
Gore and Julie Jones state that any form of librarian involvement in a systematic review leads to an increase in the visibility of librarians' skills as expert searchers and research collaborators.
Role of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy in the treatment of aggressive periodontitis: A systematic review.
The application of systematic review methods is not limited to research addressing questions of efficacy or effectiveness, but extends to other healthcare questions including diagnosis, aetiology and prognosis, to name just a few.
The role of hospital managers in quality and patient safety: A systematic review.
In a systematic review of the literature since 2007, investigators for the U.

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