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Type: Journal article
Title: Living systematic review: 1. Introduction - the why, what, when, and how
Author: Elliott, J.
Synnot, A.
Turner, T.
Simmonds, M.
Akl, E.
McDonald, S.
Salanti, G.
Meerpohl, J.
MacLehose, H.
Hilton, J.
Tovey, D.
Shemilt, I.
Thomas, J.
Agoritsas, T.
Perron, C.
Akl, E.
Hodder, R.
Pestridge, C.
Albrecht, L.
Horsley, T.
et al.
Citation: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2017; 91:23-30
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0895-4356
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Julian H. Elliott, Anneliese Synnot, Tari Turner, Mark Simmonds, Elie A. Akl, Steve McDonald, Georgia Salanti, Joerg Meerpohl, Harriet MacLehose, John Hilton, David Tovey, Ian Shemilt, James Thomas … Zachary Munn … [et al.] On behalf of the Living Systematic Review Network
Abstract: Systematic reviews are difficult to keep up to date, but failure to do so leads to a decay in review currency, accuracy, and utility. We are developing a novel approach to systematic review updating termed "Living systematic review" (LSR): systematic reviews that are continually updated, incorporating relevant new evidence as it becomes available. LSRs may be particularly important in fields where research evidence is emerging rapidly, current evidence is uncertain, and new research may change policy or practice decisions. We hypothesize that a continual approach to updating will achieve greater currency and validity, and increase the benefits to end users, with feasible resource requirements over time.
Keywords: Systematic review; evidence synthesis; guidelines; living systematic review; living guidelines
Rights: © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0030093274
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.08.010
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