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Reading systematic reviews to answer clinical questions

Rohwer, Anke, Garner, Paul ORCID: and Young, Taryn (2014) 'Reading systematic reviews to answer clinical questions'. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, Vol 2, Issue 1, pp. 39-46.

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Healthcare decisions need to be informed by reliable research. This requires practitioners to phrase clear questions when being faced with a knowledge gap, find the evidence that will best answer the question, critically appraise the evidence for validity and reliability and apply the findings to the unique setting. 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, illustrated by a clinical scenario (multiple micronutrient powders for health and nutrition in children under two years of age).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine > WB 100 General works
WB Practice of Medicine > WB 102.5 Clinical medicine - evidence-based practice
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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Depositing User: Christianne Esparza
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 10:33
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 10:15


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