Reading systematic reviews to answer clinical questions

This article provides a short guide on finding, reading and interpreting systematic reviews, as well as applying the results

Abstract

Healthcare decisions need to be informed by reliable research. Systematic reviews are often the first point of reference when seeking healthcare answers.

This article provides a short guide on finding, reading and interpreting systematic reviews, as well as applying the results. It includes a clinical scenario (multiple micronutrient powders for health and nutrition in children under 2 years of age).

This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s Evidence Building and Synthesis Research Programme which is led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Citation

Anke Rohwer, Taryn Young, Paul A. Garner. Reading systematic reviews to answer clinical questions. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2014, Pages 39-46 DOI: 10.1016/j.cegh.2013.09.001

Reading systematic reviews to answer clinical questions

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Published 1 April 2014