Systematic Reviews to Support Evidence-based Medicine (2nd edition) by Khalid Khan, Regina Kunz, Jos Kleijnen and Gerd Antes: A Review
Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Research Synthesis Methods
Special Issue: Inclusion of Non-Randomized Studies in Systematic Reviews
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 102–108, March 2013
How to Cite
Johnson, B. T., Low, R. E. and LaCroix, J. M. (2013), Systematic Reviews to Support Evidence-based Medicine (2nd edition) by Khalid Khan, Regina Kunz, Jos Kleijnen and Gerd Antes: A Review. Res. Synth. Method, 4: 102–108. doi: 10.1002/jrsm.1071
- Issue online: 22 MAR 2013
- Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 16 NOV 2012
- U.S. Public Health Service. Grant Number: 5R01MH058563-14
- systematic reviews;
- introductory texts
In many scientific disciplines, systematic reviews and meta-analyses are increasingly indispensable as summaries of the evidence in relation to a particular phenomenon, making it ever more important for scientists to know how best to review evidence. Khan, Kunz, Kleijnen, and Antes's Systematic Reviews to Support Evidence-Based Medicine (2nd edition, 2011, CRC Press, ISBN-13: 9781853157943) provides a fine, brief introduction to the subject, in particular for those in medicine and public health fields. Our review details strengths of this book, such as its conciseness and clarity and its close match to current conventions in systematic reviewing. We also discuss nuances of the subject that might augment a future edition or lead readers to other resources. In doing so, these discussions also address how present practices in systematic reviewing might improve. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.