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THE PROMISE AND PITFALLS OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS
Annual Review of Public Health
■ Abstract The systematic review "movement" that has transformed medical journal reports of clinical trials and reviews of clinical trials has taken hold in public health, with the most recent milestone, the publication of the first edition of The Guide to Community Health Services in 2005. In this paper we define and distinguish current terms, point out important resources for systematic reviews, describe the impact of systematic review on the quality of primary studies and summaries of thedoi:10.1146/annurev.publhealth.27.021405.102239 pmid:16533110 fatcat:gct34sgyonh63ose3kqcx2fkzu