5. Appraising Systematic Reviews

  1. Carl Heneghan1 and
  2. Douglas Badenoch2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750605.ch5

Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit, Second Edition

Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit, Second Edition

How to Cite

Heneghan, C. and Badenoch, D. (eds) (2006) Appraising Systematic Reviews, in Evidence-based Medicine Toolkit, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750605.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF

  2. 2

    Minervation Ltd, 7200 The Quorum, Oxford Business Park North, Oxford, OX4 2JZ

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918413

Online ISBN: 9780470750605



  • systematic review;
  • strategy;
  • meta-analysis;
  • logarithmic odds;
  • binary


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Is the systematic review valid?

  • Are the results important?

  • How precise are the results?