What kind of systematic review should I conduct? A proposed typology and guidance for systematic reviewers in the medical and health sciences

2020-03-04 connect healthcare learns publication synthesising evidence for decision-making

Systematic reviews have been considered as the pillar on which evidence-based healthcare rests. Systematic review methodology has evolved and been modified over the years to accommodate the range of questions that may arise in the health and medical sciences. This paper explores a concept still rarely considered by novice authors and in the literature: determining the type of systematic review to undertake based on a research question or priority.