Study of the published results of several trials that have investigated a particular treatment or therapy. The results of these trials are looked at together to draw a conclusion.
A review of the evidence on a question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select and critically appraise relevant primary research, and to extract and analyse data from the studies that are included in the review.
a comprehensive examination of a topic in which prior studies have been methodically identified, evaluated, and summarized according to a specific methodology
a literature review focused on a single question which tries to identify, appraise, select and synthesis all high quality research evidence relevant to that question
a method of summarising the findings of all methodologically sound studies addressing the same research question
an overview of primary research studies that reach specific standards in terms of methodology
an overview of primary studies that used explicit and
an overview of two or more primary research studies
a piece of research
a research method used to combine the results of previous studies to answer a question in health care
a review in which evidence is systematically identified, appraised, and summarized according to pre-defined, explicit methods
a secondary study
a study that addresses a focussed research question, uses explicit eligibility criteria to determine which studies will be included and conducts a comprehensive search of the literature to identify all eligible studies
a summary of the healthcare literature that uses explicit methods to perform a thorough literature search and critical appraisal of
a summary of the medical literature that uses explicit methods to systematically search, critically appraise and synthesise the literature on a specific topic
A review of studies (usually clinical trials) in which evidence has been systematically searched for, studied, assessed, and summarised according to predetermined criteria. Sometimes referred to as a meta-analysis.
(98) - indicates a research process in which a concept is identified and the research which has studied it is analyzed and evaluated. The results of this research are synthesized to present the current state of knowledge regarding the concept. Includes integrated or integrative reviews. Coordinate with the document type Research. For materials about systematic reviews, see CINAHL subject heading: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.
A review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyse data from the studies that are included in the review. Statistical methods (meta analysis) may or may not be used to analyse and summarise the results of the included studies (Cochrane website, 2002).
A systematic review will bring together, appraise and summarise all relevant studies on a given topic. The aim is to provide good quality evidence to guide decision-making. For further information on systematic reviews see: www.york.ac.uk www.cochrane.org
A review in which evidence about a topic has been systematically identified, appraised and summarised according to predetermined criteria.
The process of systematically locating, critically appraising and synthesising evidence from scientific studies in order to obtain a reliable overview.
A detailed review and analysis of previously published literature; see also meta-analysis.
A formal process for searching for and then summarising the evidence contained in scientific papers, to obtain an aggregate view. The review process uses statistical techniques to appropriately combine the individual statistical results of each paper, which ideally is a randomised trial. See also Randomised Controlled Trial.
Review of the literature based on a scientific design
A review of studies in which evidence has been systematically searched for, studied, assessed, and summarised according to predetermined criteria. Systematic reviews often use meta-analysis to summarise results of comparable studies.
An evidence-based summary of the medical literature in which explicit methods are used to perform a thorough literature search and a critical appraisal of studies.
A type of research review in which data from a set of studies on a particular question or topic are collected, analyzed, and critically reviewed.
A structured method of identifying, selecting, and analyzing appropriate research to answer a specific question.