Systematic Reviews in Practice

9781511719797: Systematic Reviews in Practice

Written by authors with years of experience in conducting systematic reviews and supervising systematic review teams, Systematic Reviews in Practice focuses on the what, why and how of systematic reviews – what they are, why they are important and how to conduct them.
Providing both a theoretical background regarding the importance of systematic reviews as well as a useful step-by-step guide with practical instructions for how to conduct such reviews, this book addresses the following questions and many more:
- What are the different types of reviews and what are their roles in evidence-based medicine?
- Who are the essential members of a systematic review team and what is each of their roles?
- What is the best way to manage my review?
- How do I establish my review’s scope and formulate a clear and focused research question
- How can I develop a comprehensive search strategy and eligibility criteria?
- What tools can I use to assess the quality of both individual studies and the overall literature pool?
- How do I extract, synthesize and present data?
- How should I report my review’s results and where should I disseminate my results?
Examples are provided and commonly asked questions are answered throughout the book to help illustrate key concepts and help you navigate through some of the challenges you may face during the review process.
This user-friendly book can serve as a concise and practical reference manual for your team, providing you with enough information to carry out your review, from conceptualization to publication, with expert guidance.

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