Systematic Reviews

What is a Systematic Review?

“A systematic review uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select, critically appraise, and extract and analyze data from relevant research” – Cochrane Handbook

Download: Systematic Review Process Map (.pdf, 198kb)

Examples of methodology projects conducted by our team

  1. Robson, R. C., Pham, B., Hwee, J., Thomas, S. M., Rios, P., Page, M. J., Tricco, A. C. (2019). Few studies exist examining methods for selecting studies, abstracting data, and appraising quality in a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 106, 121-135. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.10.003.
  2. Tricco, A. C., Cogo, E., Page, M. J., Polisena, J., Booth, A., Dwan, K., … & Moher, D. (2016). A third of systematic reviews changed or did not specify the primary outcome: A PROSPERO register study. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 79, 46-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.03.025.
  3. Tricco, A. C., Straus, S. E., & Moher, D. (2011). How can we improve the interpretation of systematic reviews? BMC Medicine, 9(31). doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-9-31.

Examples of Systematic Reviews conducted by our team

  1. Ashoor, H. M., Lillie, E., Zarin, W., Pham, B., Khan, P. A., Nincic, V., … & Tricco, A. C. (2017). Effectiveness of different compression-to-ventilation methods for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: A systematic review. Resuscitation, 118, 112-125. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.05.032.
  2. Tricco, A. C., Soobiah, C., Hui, W., Antony, J., Struchkov, V., Hutton, B., … & Straus, S. E. (2015). Interventions to decrease the risk of adverse cardiac events for patients receiving chemotherapy and serotonin (5-HT3) receptor antagonists: A systematic review. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, 16(1). doi: 10.1186/2050-6511-16-1.