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How Do I Do a Systematic Review?

Tools for the Team

Critical Appraisal Tools CEBM

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Critical Appraisal Checklists can be used to assess the quality of systematic reviews & meta-analyses, RCTs, cohort studies, case-control studies, diagnostic studies, economic studies.

Checklists to appraise both quantitative and qualitative studies are available in the Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewers' Manual, in the appendices.

Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP): CASP Checklists include tools for systematic reviews, RCTs, cohort studies, case control studies, economic evaluations, diagnostic studies, qualitative studies and clinical prediction rule.

Cochrane Handbook Chapter 8: Assessing risk of bias in included studies

Critical Appraisal Worksheets from Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives.