A practical overview of how to conduct a systematic review

Davis, D 2016, 'A practical overview of how to conduct a systematic review' , Nursing Standard, 31 (12) , pp. 60-71.

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Abstract

With an increasing focus on evidence-based practice in health care, it is important that nurses understand the principles underlying systematic reviews. Systematic reviews are used in healthcare to present a comprehensive, policy-neutral, transparent and reproducible synthesis of evidence. This article provides a practical overview of the process of undertaking systematic reviews, explaining the rationale for each stage. It provides guidance on the standard methods applicable to every systematic review: writing and registering a protocol; planning a review; searching and selecting studies; data collection; assessing the risk of bias; and interpreting results.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Standard
Publisher: RCN Publishing
ISSN: 0029-6570
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Depositing User: D Davis
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 14:01
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2018 14:08
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/45000

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