Methodologic issues in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

  title={Methodologic issues in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.},
  author={Victor M. Montori and Marc F. Swiontkowski and Deborah J Cook},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Systematic reviews of original research are increasing in number. Systematic reviews are distinct from narrative reviews because they address a specific clinical question, require a comprehensive literature search, use explicit selection criteria to identify relevant studies, assess the methodologic quality of included studies, explore differences among study results, and either qualitatively or quantitatively synthesize study results. Systematic reviews that quantitatively pool results of more… CONTINUE READING

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