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Systematic Reviews in the Health Sciences

A guide to systematic and other types of reviews in the health sciences. Also describes the types of support available to systematic review teams through the Health Sciences Library

Standards and Guidelines

The Institute of Medicine's Finding what works in health care: standards for systematic reviews establishes best practices for all stages of a systematic review

PRISMA  helps authors to improve the reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, protocols, and scoping reviews. Increasingly, journals require authors use these tools, which consists of checklists of required elements that should be reported, and a diagram documenting the flow of articles identified, appraised, and included/excluded.

ENTREQ (Enhancing Transparency in Reporting the Synthesis of Qualitative Research) is a a reporting standard for qualitative evidence syntheses.

 

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