Slide 20. Systematic Reviews by EPCs

Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations

Slide 20. Systematic Reviews by EPCs

Systematic Reviews by EPCs

  • A planned, comprehensive, reproducible, exhaustive review of the world's literature on a given topic.
  • Includes electronic resources (e.g., MEDLINE, EMBASE), experts and review of reference lists.
  • May include unpublished studies (but often does not, so 'publication bias' is always a concern).
  • Always valuable.

Contents

Current as of August 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 20. Systematic Reviews by EPCs: Understanding the Methods Used by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in Developing Recommendations. August 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/webinars/tfmethods/tfmethodsld20.html