6. Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses

Systematic reviews involve a systematic search of literature, a criterion-based identification of relevant studies, a critical appraisal of studies, and synthesis of evidence for a specific research question. A meta-analysis is a statistical analysis to quantify a summary measure (e.g., pooled odds ratio) of results from separate studies while considering the sources of difference and is often performed in a systematic review. Systematic reviews are different from narrative reviews, which do not involve a systematic search of literature or meta-analysis.

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Learn more: Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions.