Methods & Meanings

Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

meta-analysis as topic, periodicals as topic/standards, publishing/standards, oncology nursing
ONF 2015, 42(5), 552-554. DOI: 10.1188/15.ONF.552-554

The number of systematic reviews in the literature has increased substantially to include “umbrella reviews” and systematic reviews of systematic reviews. The overall goal of a systematic review is to synthesize and appraise all relevant high-quality research in an effort to answer a specific research or clinical question.

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