Systematic reviewing: Introduction, locating studies and data abstraction

Justin Clark

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A systematic review is essentially a systematic investigation of existing research data identified via a reproducible systematic search leading to data abstraction, appraisal of methodological quality, clinical relevance and consistency of published evidence on a specific clinical topic in order to provide clear suggestions for a specific health care problem. This can be followed by a quantitative synthesis, which, preserving the identity of individual studies, tries to provide an estimate of the overall effect of an intervention, exposure or diagnostic strategy. The latter is called a meta-analysis. This chapter outlines the procedure that needs to be followed to execute a standard systematic review.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods of Clinical Epidemiology
EditorsSuhail A. R. Doi, Gail M. Williams
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages187-211
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-37131-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-37130-1
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Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health
PublisherSpringer
ISSN (Print)1869-7933
ISSN (Electronic)1869-7941

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Clark, J. (2013). Systematic reviewing: Introduction, locating studies and data abstraction. In S. A. R. Doi, & G. M. Williams (Eds.), Methods of Clinical Epidemiology (pp. 187-211). (Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37131-8_12
Clark, Justin. / Systematic reviewing: Introduction, locating studies and data abstraction. Methods of Clinical Epidemiology. editor / Suhail A. R. Doi ; Gail M. Williams. Berlin : Springer, 2013. pp. 187-211 (Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health).
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Clark, J 2013, Systematic reviewing: Introduction, locating studies and data abstraction. in SAR Doi & GM Williams (eds), Methods of Clinical Epidemiology. Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health, Springer, Berlin, pp. 187-211. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37131-8_12

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Methods of Clinical Epidemiology. ed. / Suhail A. R. Doi; Gail M. Williams. Berlin : Springer, 2013. p. 187-211 (Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health).

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Clark J. Systematic reviewing: Introduction, locating studies and data abstraction. In Doi SAR, Williams GM, editors, Methods of Clinical Epidemiology. Berlin: Springer. 2013. p. 187-211. (Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37131-8_12