Systematic Reviews

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Standards or Manuals for conducting systematic reviews

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 A Primer on Performing Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses. Umscheid, 2013. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit333. .

"Targeted to beginners.... this primer (1) highlights the differences between review types; (2) outlines the major steps in performing a systematic review; and (3) offers a set of resources to help authors perform and report valid and actionable systematic reviews."

Guidance to Best Tools and Practices for Systematic Reviews. Kolaski, Kat; Logan, Lynne Romeiser; Ioannidis, John P.A. Syst Rev. Jun 8 2023;12(1):96. doi:10.1186/s13643-023-02255-9

 "Our objective is to distill this sprawling information into a format that is understandable and readily accessible to authors, peer reviewers, and editors."  

Improving systematic reviews: guidance on guidance and other options and challenges. Kolaski K, Logan LR, Ioannidis JPA.  J Clin Epidemiol. Jul 2023;159:266-273. doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2023.05.008

Why do you need a biostatistician? BMC Med Res Methodol. Zapf A, Rauch G, Kieser M. Feb 5 2020;20(1):23. doi:10.1186/s12874-020-0916-4

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