Systematic reviews provide an efficient method for clinicians to ascertain the evidence-base for various treatments. In a systematic review, a comprehensive search of the literature is undertaken to answer a focused research question. Specifically, the search strategy, criteria for selection and critical appraisal of evidence are defined, quantitative rather than qualitative results are reported and evidence-based inferences are made. Systematic reviews are often considered to represent the highest level of evidence on hierarchies of evidence. Their methodological quality, however, can vary, and as such, affect the credibility of results. Clinicians should, therefore, critically appraise the methodological quality of a systematic review before accepting the conclusions.
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There is a great deal of information out there on scientific topics. However, whether it can be trusted or not is a key issue at present. The main question that often emerges in this aspect is about the review process adopted to screen the articles for publication. One of the most acceptable and proven process adopted in majority reputed international journals is peer reviewing.
Last date updated on June, 2014