A Guide to This Supplement

Published in: Annals of Internal Medicine, v. 142, no. 12, pt. 2, June 21, 2005, p. 1033-1034, W-244

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2004

by Mark Helfand, Sally C. Morton, Elisco Guallar, Cynthia Mulrow

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Over the past decade, Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) accumulated a wealth of knowledge about conducting systematic reviews and compiling evidence reports. In this supplement, they share with readers some of the most difficult methodologic challenges that they faced. They give many examples to illustrate multiple approaches for addressing the challenges, and they make recommendations for future reviewers to improve processes and presentation of reviews and evidence reports.

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