Scoping Review Methods

    A scoping review on the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews

    Tricco AC, Lillie E, Zarin W, O'Brien K, Colquhoun H, Kastner M, Levac D, Ng C, Sharpe JP, Wilson K, Kenny M, Warren R, Wilson C, Stelfox HT, Straus SE. A scoping review on the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016;16:15. DOI: 10.1186/s12874-016-0116-4

     

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    Bottom Line:

    • The number of scoping reviews in the literature has increased steadily in recent years.
    • Variability in the conduct and reporting of scoping reviews was observed

    Impact:

    • Findings from this review informed the decision to develop a reporting guideline and checklist to standardize the reporting of scoping reviews

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    Funding:

    Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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    Date : 27 Oct 2017