How to perform a systematic review

Helen Handoll, A. F. Smith

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    Through the identification, critical appraisal and summary of evidence, systematic reviews play a pivotal role in making sense of the underlying evidence on which to base healthcare decisions. In this article we outline how to perform a Cochrane review, namely a systematic review produced with the support of the Cochrane Collaboration and published in The Cochrane Library. As well as describing the basic principles and methodology of doing a Cochrane review, we identify some of the challenges involved and highlight some issues of more specific relevance to reviews in anaesthesia.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)251-257
    Number of pages7
    JournalCurrent Anaesthesia and Critical Care
    Issue number5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


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