The key characteristics of a systematic review are: a clearly defined question with inclusion & exclusion criteria; rigorous & systematic search of the literature; critical appraisal of included studies; data extraction and management; analysis & interpretation of results; and report for publication.for systematic reviews can take a few weeks to several months from planning to delivery.This may require considerable work over many months…” (Cochrane Collaboration “Expert searchers are an important part of the systematic review team, crucial throughout the review process-from the development of the proposal and research question to publication.” (Mc Gowan & Sampson, 2005) *Ask your librarian to write a methods section regarding the search methods and to give them co-authorship.
The key characteristics of a systematic review are: a clearly defined question with inclusion & exclusion criteria; rigorous & systematic search of the literature; critical appraisal of included studies; data extraction and management; analysis & interpretation of results; and report for publication.
Specifically refers to review compiling evidence from multiple reviews into one accessible and usable document.
Focuses on broad condition or problem for which there are competing interventions and highlights reviews that address these interventions and their results.
Indexing, abstracts, and full-text from nursing and allied health journals.
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Can cover wide range of subjects at various levels of completeness and comprehensiveness. Refers to any combination of methods where one significant component is a literature review (usually systematic).
Within a review context it refers to a combination of review approaches for example combining quantitative with qualitative research or outcome with process studies.Fill out a search request form here or contact the Stephen B.Thacker CDC Library by email [email protected] telephone 404-639-1717.It is an important step in Evidence Based Practice.A systematic review is an appraisal and synthesis of primary research papers using a rigorous and clearly documented methodology in both the search strategy and the selection of studies. The clear documentation of the process and the decisions made allow the review to be reproduced and updated.A broad and thorough search of the literature is performed and a critical analysis of the search results is reported and ultimately provides a current evidence-based answer to the specific question.Time: According to Cochrane, it takes 18 months on average to complete a Systematic Review.The EBM (Evidence Based Medicine) Reviews check box will retrieve mostly systematic reviews from Cochrane Reviews which may have to be searched for separately within our Cochrane subscription. Reviews will also appear in the results when using the Research check box -- look in the text immediately following the article title for a indication of what type of article it is, Research, Systematic Review, etc.CINAHL Complete is a resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers.Literature Searches: Search for any systematic reviews that may already answer the key question(s).Next, choose appropriate databases and conduct very broad, comprehensive searches.