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  Title Institute For Work And Health. Institute For Work & Health: Systematic reviews help users keep up with expanding volume of research evidence
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2005 Mar;49(1):56-61
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes EXCERPT: The current push towards evidence-based decision-making has created a tremendous challenge for clinicians, workplace parties, policy-makers and others involved in workplace health and illness. Every year six million new articles reporting the results of biomedical research are published by scientists around the world. But how does this new information fit into the context of existing research? How can users be sure that the researchers' conclusions are scientifically valid? This is where the systematic review - a highly specialized type of research in itself - can be extremely useful, says Dr. Anthony Culyer, Chief Scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). "The systematic review is a short-cut for those who want to keep up on the latest research but can't regularly comb through journals and databases," he explains. "It delivers a concise and relatively unbiased synthesis of the research evidence which busy people can apply in their own decision-making."

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