Improving the conduct and reporting of meta-analyses

Graeme Drummond Smith*, Helen Aveyard, Jane Noyes, Kay I. Penny

*Corresponding author for this work

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In her recent Journal of Advanced Nursing editorial, Aveyard (2022) highlighted the increasing importance of literature reviews providing the basis for an evidence-based approach to nursing care. A systematic review is one type of review that utilizes analytical methods and processes to analyse and synthesize data from primary studies. ‘Systematic review’ is also a generic label that can be applied to a reviews using a wide range of systematic methods (qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods)...
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
Early online date13 Feb 2023
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2023


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