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Systematic Reviews for Public Health: About Systematic Reviews

What is a Systematic Review?

What is a systematic review?

The Community Preventive Services Task Force uses this definition:

A systematic review is a review of scientific studies on a specific topic. It uses a formal process to:

  • Identify all relevant studies
  • Assess their quality
  • Summarize the evidence

Why Systematic Reviews?

Systematic Reviews are an important analytic tool for Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH).

What is the best available evidence for what works to improve population health?

Evaluating Evidence and Systematic Reviews

Systematic Reviews: The Basics

Resources for "How To" do a Systematic Review