The most common type of evidence synthesis is the systematic review, which features a set of clearly specified, rigorous, reproducible, and transparent methods.
These reviews provide answers to specific clinical questions by analyzing published and unpublished results from all relevant studies on a given topic. They identify, select, and summarize findings of available research to make clear what is known about a topic—and what is still not known. Based on input we have received from stakeholders, we have funded the following systematic reviews and updates of systematic reviews:
Systematic Reviews (Ongoing)
- Cervical Ripening in the Outpatient Setting: A Systematic Review
- Management Strategies for Infantile Epilepsy: A Systematic Review
- Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases: A Systematic Review
Systematic Review Updates (Completed)
- Interventions for Breathlessness in Patients With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review
- Drug Therapy for Early Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review Update
- Nonsurgical Treatments for Urinary Incontinence in Women: A Systematic Review Update
- Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Systematic Review Update
- Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Patients: A Systematic Review Update
Our goal is to produce up-to-date, actionable evidence to inform important healthcare choices. We have commissioned these systematic reviews through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Posted: June 11, 2019; Updated: November 19, 2020