Systematic Review

Definition

Health Economics

  • A systematic review differs from other types of review in that it is a comprehensive and relatively unbiased synthesis of the research evidence. Essential features include the prior specification and explicit identification and scoping of research questions, the use of explicit methods for searching the literature, explicit criteria for including or excluding material, explicit criteria for appraising quality and reliability, and a systematic analysis/synthesis of research findings (e.g. by meta-analysis).
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