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Systematic Reviews: What to include in your review

Writing the review

what to include

According to Finding What Works in Health Care, your review should include the following sections:

Title

Abstract

Executive Summary

Lay summary

Introduction

Methods

Results

Discussion

Funding Sources/Any Conflicts of Interest

See chapter 5 for more detail. You should also "publish the final report in a manner that ensures free public access" (Eden et al., 2011, p. 217).

For more help writing:

The Joanna Briggs Institute has an excellent guide that will help in writing the review.

Cochrane's handbook is another good reference.

Using PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) will also help in writing the review.

You can use this tool from Theta Collaborative to create a PRISMA flow chart of your study; this guide from Glasgow Caledonian University has more information.