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Hierarchy of Evidence Strength


Systematic Review: A review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyze data from the studies that are included in the review. 

from: Cochrane Collaboration (2005) Glossary of Terms in The Cochrane Collaboration

Many consider Cochrane Reviews the "Gold Standard" of systematic reviews.

What is the Cochrane Library?

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Cochrane Collaboration


The Cochrane Collaboration is an international,  independent, not-for-profit organization of over 28,000 contributors from more than 100 countries, dedicated to making up-to-date, accurate information about the effects of health care readily available worldwide.

Contributors work together to produce systematic reviews of healthcare interventions, Cochrane Reviews, which are published online in The Cochrane Library. 

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