4 years ago

Living systematic review 1: Introduction - the Why, What, When and How

Systematic reviews are difficult to keep up to date, but failure to do so leads to a decay in review currency, accuracy and utility. We are developing a novel approach to systematic review updating we term ‘living systematic review’ (LSR): systematic reviews which are continually updated, incorporating relevant new evidence as it becomes available. Living systematic reviews may be particularly important in fields where research evidence is emerging rapidly, current evidence is unclear and new research may change policy or practice decisions. We hypothesise that a continual approach to updating will achieve greater currency, and therefore accuracy and benefits to end users, with feasible resource requirements over time.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0895435617306364

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