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Systematic Reviews: The Process

Steps in a Systematic Review

1. Develop an answerable question

2. Check for recent systematic reviews

3. Agree upon inclusion and exclusion criteria

4. Register the protocol

5. Identify studies using exhaustive and reproducible search methods

6. Select studies

7. Examine study quality

8. Extract data

9. Analyze data and write up results

PRISMA Flowchart

Systematic Review Protocol Registries

Importance of registries and protocols

PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews

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