Social Science & Medicine
Volume 233 Pages 1-284 (July 2019)
Review article Abstract only
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the health sciences: Best practice methods for research syntheses
Blair T. Johnson, Emily A. Hennessy
:: Rigorous systematic reviews are best able to reach trustworthy claims.
:: Registering systematic review methods in advance helps to reduce bias.
:: PRISMA standards help to improve systematic review reporting.
:: Yet, following PRISMA does not guarantee a rigorous systematic review.
:: Other methodological standards for conducting systematic reviews should also be followed.