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Evidence-based practice in radiology: steps 3 and 4--appraise and apply systematic reviews and meta-analyses.

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A systematic review is performed in attempt to answer a specific research question by means of objective, unbiased evaluation of all pertinent available evidence. Component primary studies are selected on the basis of quality, and, if possible, their results are combined mathematically by using a process known as meta-analysis. While systematic review and meta-analysis are well-established methods to assess trials of therapeutic effects, they are increasingly more common in studies of diagnos...

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Publisher copy:
10.1148/radiol.2431051823
Journal:
Radiology More from this journal
Volume:
243
Issue:
1
Pages:
13-27
Publication date:
2007-04-01
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EISSN:
1527-1315
ISSN:
0033-8419
Language:
English
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pubs:317856
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317856
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2013-11-16

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