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Systematic Review Guide

Overview of the Systematic Review process with links to resources


Systematic Review: Key Steps.

1. Assemble review team
2. Define the Research Question
3. Create the Review Protocol 
4. Designing the search strategy
5. Study selection (Initial and advanced screening)
6. Critical appraisal / Bias assessment
7. Date Extraction
8. Data Synthesis
9. Reporting
10. Dissemination 



Introduction – aims of the review – background – review question • Methods – literature search – electronic searches – searching other resources – inclusion criteria • study selection • quality assessment • data extraction • data synthesis • results/findings • discussion • plans for dissemination

Standards for reporting and process outline for Systematic Reviews