How to write a systematic review

Rick W. Wright, Richard A. Brand, Warren Dunn, Kurt P. Spindler

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Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the combination of the best available research evidence with clinical experience and patient needs. The concept of EBM as a part of clinical decision making has become increasingly popular over the last decade. In the hierarchy of studies meta-analysis and systematic reviews occupy the highest levels. A systematic review of a clinical question can be performed by following a relatively standard form. These techniques as described here can be performed without formal training. Systematic reviews conducted in this fashion can be used as a higher form of current concepts or as review articles and replace the traditional expert opinion narrative review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
Issue number455
StatePublished - Feb 2007

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    Wright, R. W., Brand, R. A., Dunn, W., & Spindler, K. P. (2007). How to write a systematic review. Clinical orthopaedics and related research, (455), 23-29.