When and how to update systematic reviews: Consensus and checklist

Paul Garner, Sally Hopewell, Jackie Chandler, Harriet MacLehose, Elie A. Akl, Joseph Beyene, Stephanie Chang, Rachel Churchill, Karin Dearness, Gordon Guyatt, Carol Lefebvre, Beth Liles, Rachel Marshall, Laura Martínez García, Chris Mavergames, Mona Nasser, Amir Qaseem, Margaret Sampson, Karla Soares-Weiser, Yemisi TakwoingiLehana Thabane, Marialena Trivella, Peter Tugwell, Emma Welsh, Ed C. Wilson, Holger J. Schünemann

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Abstract

Updating of systematic reviews is generally more efficient than starting all over again when new evidence emerges, but to date there has been no clear guidance on how to do this. This guidance helps authors of systematic reviews, commissioners, and editors decide when to update a systematic review, and then how to go about updating the review.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberi3507
JournalBMJ (Online)
Volume354
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

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