Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Evolution of and Trends in Health Care in the U.S.
Slide content:Systematic Reviews - 1 Search and analysis of the medical literature is conducted systematically using specific methods May use quantitative methods such as meta-analysis to summarize the results The Cochrane Collaboration is an international collaboration that conducts systematic reviews Other groups carry out systematic reviews Many published in the medical literature 11
Slide notes:Often there are many studies on a given topic that provide evidence for clinical decisions . One method for aggregating all this evidence is to conduct a systematic review. In a systematic review, authors systematically and exhaustively search the medical literature for the topic under discussion. Sometimes a systematic review will use quantitative methods such as meta-analysis to combine the results from many different studies as if they were a single study . One of the most prolific producers of systematic reviews is the Cochrane Collaboration. They are a worldwide association of researchers and clinicians who create and maintain systematic reviews, with periodic updates to keep them current and relevant. There are other research groups that carry out systematic reviews, and many of them are published in medical journals. 11