Guidance for conducting systematic scoping reviews

  title={Guidance for conducting systematic scoping reviews},
  author={Micah D.J. Peters and Christina Godfrey and Hanan Khalil and Patricia McInerney and Deborah Parker and C{\'a}ssia Baldini Soares},
  journal={International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare},
ABSTRACTReviews of primary research are becoming more common as evidence-based practice gains recognition as the benchmark for care, and the number of, and access to, primary research sources has grown. One of the newer review types is the ‘scoping review’. In general, scoping reviews are commonly used for ‘reconnaissance’ – to clarify working definitions and conceptual boundaries of a topic or field. Scoping reviews are therefore particularly useful when a body of literature has not yet been… 

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