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A Primer on Performing Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses.
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PMID:  23697745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The number of systematic reviews published in the peer-reviewed literature has increased dramatically in the last decade, and for good reason. They have become an essential resource for: clinicians who want unbiased and current answers for their clinical questions; researchers and funders who want to identify the most critical evidence gaps for study; payers and administrators who want to make coverage, formulary and purchasing decisions; and policymakers who want to develop quality measures and clinical guidelines. Targeted to beginners interested in conducting their own systematic reviews and users of systematic reviews looking for a brief introduction, this primer: 1) highlights the differences between review types; 2) outlines the major steps in performing a systematic review; and 3) offers a set of resources to help authors perform and report valid and actionable systematic reviews.
Authors:
Craig A Umscheid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-5-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Center for Evidence-based Practice.
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