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Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis: Tips for Getting Started: Resources

This quick guide is a brief outline of steps to follow when creating a systematic review or a meta-analysis.

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Resources

1. The Cochrane Collaboration at www.cochrane.org   see Training and Multimedia tabs

2. Community Preventive Services Task Force (Ed.). (2014, June 3).  Systematic Review Methods.    

    www.thecommunityguide.org/about/methods.html

3. Glasziou, P. (2001).  Systematic reviews in health care: a practical guide.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.      

    available from the TTUHSC Libraries eBooks collection through ebrary

4. Finding What Works in Health Care: Standards for Systematic Reviews.  (2011, March 1)

www.iom.edu/~/media/Files/ReportFiles/2011/Finding-What-Works-in-Health-Care-Standards-for-Systematic-Reviews/Standards for Systematic Review 2010 Insert.pdf

5. Foster, M. (2013).  Introduction to Systematic Reviews for Healthcare Design.  Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 7(1), 143-154.  www.herdjournal.com

6. Foster, M. (2014, September 23). RIGOR Spreadsheet.  

     http://guides.library.tamu.edu/systematicreviews

7. JAMA Instructions for Authors.  (2015).

     http://jama.jamanetwork.compublicInstructionsForAuthors.aspx

As a consideration for publication, requirements include: trial registration, trial protocol, a CONSORT flow diagram with manuscripts reporting results of randomized trials, a PRISMA flow diagram and checklist with reports of meta-analyses, etc. See instructions for details.

8. Medical Journal Editors, Members of ICMJE (Ed.). (2014, December 1). Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

     http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/

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