Undertaking systematic reviews of research on effectiveness: CRD guidelines for those carrying out or commissioning reviews

NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Record ID 31999008331
Authors' objectives:

This document lays out a set of guidelines which can be used as a framework for carrying out systematic reviews.

Authors' recommendations: The guidelines are structured in eleven phases. Phase 0 describes the assessment of the need for a review and the process by which the work is assigned to the reviewers. The wide consultation described in this phase is to ensure that the focus is relevant to those in the NHS and elsewhere who also will wish to use the results. Phases 1 and 2 describe the planning that should take place before the review is started, whilst Phases 3-7 cover reviewing methods and working arrangements. Phases 8 and 9 are concerned with the review report and Phase 10 describes issues concerning the dissemination of the review to the relevant audience, which will be undertaken in conjunction with the CRD dissemination team.
Authors' methods: Guidelines
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1996
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England
MeSH Terms
  • Health Services Research
  • Research
  • Research Design
Organisation Name: University of York
Contact Address: University of York, York, Y01 5DD, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 1904 321040, Fax: +44 1904 321041,
Contact Name: crd@york.ac.uk
Contact Email: crd@york.ac.uk
Copyright: Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
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