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Systematic reviews for evidence-based management: how to find them and what to do with them.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15623270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To identify strategies for retrieval and evaluation of systematic reviews from a management perspective. STUDY DESIGN: Review of available literature and resources on systematic reviews. METHODS: From published literature on evidence-based medicine and systematic review, we identified resources and adapted retrieval and evaluation strategies for healthcare managers. A published systematic review then was assessed for quality and relevance to management decisions. RESULTS: Systematic reviews relevant to the organization and delivery of care are available. Criteria for evaluating the relevance and quality of systematic reviews on clinical topics may be adapted for systematic reviews on organizational topics. However, even a systematic review that focuses on an organizational topic can lack important information on costs and study setting. CONCLUSIONS: Greater familiarity with the retrieval and evaluation of systematic reviews can help managers use these sources effectively and encourage the development of evidence-based management.
Kitty S Chan; Sally C Morton; Paul G Shekelle
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of managed care     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1088-0224     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Manag Care     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-29     Completed Date:  2005-02-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613960     Medline TA:  Am J Manag Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  806-12     Citation Subset:  H    
Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Databases, Bibliographic / utilization*
Decision Making
Decision Making, Organizational
Evidence-Based Medicine / standards*
Health Facility Administrators
Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
Managed Care Programs / organization & administration*
Meta-Analysis as Topic*
Review Literature as Topic*

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