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Systematic Review

Systematic Reviews are an increasingly important publication type for making informed health policy and patient care decisions. They are labor intensive, but synthesize and summarize existing information.

Identifying a Topic

Begin by identifying a gap in your knowledge.

Investigate what information exists about this gap. For example, is there already a systematic review published?

If there is not already a systematic review on the topic, but there is primary research about it, this topic may be a good one. At this point, begin to synthesize information about the topic.