How to write a systematic review: Tips and tricks for surgeons in training

Patrick Jones, Helen Ewan, Timothy Lane, Jim Adshead, Nikhil Vasdev, Bhavan Prasad Rai

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Systematic reviews provide high-quality critical appraisal and evidence-based summaries on a topic. They represent a key resource for time-pressured clinicians as they strive to deliver better patient care. Robust methodology and adhering to rigorous standards forms the foundation of this type of article. As such, writing a systematic review can prove a great challenge. This article aims to provide an overview of the methodology as well as certain tips and tricks which will help the surgeon when taking on such a project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-153
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Urology (JCU)
Issue number2
Early online date25 Oct 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017


  • Evaluating health interventions
  • evidence
  • improve quality
  • meta-analyses
  • secondary research
  • systematic reviews


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