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These reviews provide answers to specific clinical questions by analyzing published and unpublished results from all relevant studies on a given topic.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, our initial efforts include systematic reviews of treatment options for:
Our goal is to produce up-to-date, actionable evidence to inform important healthcare choices. We’re implementing this initial effort in coordination with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Posted: June 11, 2019