IOM Standards for Systematic Reviews

These standards are for systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research of therapeutic medical or surgical interventions. Read the Standards for Systematic Reviews

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions

The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (the Handbook) provides guidance to authors for the preparation of Cochrane Intervention reviews (including Cochrane Overviews of reviews). The Handbook is updated regularly to reflect advances in systematic review methodology and in response to feedback from users.

CRD’s guidance for undertaking reviews in health care

The methods and steps necessary to conduct a systematic review are presented in a core chapter (Chapter 1). Additional issues specific to reviews in more specialised topic areas are addressed in separate, complementary chapters: clinical tests (diagnostic, screening and prognostic) (Chapter 2), public health (Chapter 3), questions relating to harm (Chapter 4) costs (Chapter 5) and how and why interventions work (Chapter 6). This guide focuses on the methods relating to use of aggregate study level data. Individual patient data (IPD) metaanalysis, which is a specific method of systematic review, is discussed briefly in relevant sections. Download the CRD’s guidance for undertaking reviews in health care

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