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Systematic Reviews: Documenting the Search Process

Documenting the Search Process

Cochrane Handbook - Section 6.61

"The search process needs to be documented in enough detail throughout the process to ensure that it can be reported correctly in the review, to the extent that all the searches of all the databases are reproducible."

PRISMA Flow Diagram

PRISMA 2009 Flow Diagram

Moher, D., Liberati, A., Tetzlaff, J., Altman, D. G., Altman, D., Antes, G., . . . Group, P. (2009). Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: The PRISMA statement. PLoS Medicine, 6(7), e1000097. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000097


Reporting the Search Process