Volume 15, Number 4, December 2003

Systematic Review — Part 2. Conducting a Systematic Review

David MacDonald-Jankowski,1 Marshall Dozier2
1Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and 2Erskine Medical Library, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

In Part 1 of this series, published in the previous issue of Asian Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, systematic review was introduced to the readers of this Journal. Part 2 describes the procedure, in terms of the stages of systematic review, causes of bias, and database search.

Key words: Bias, Bibliographic databases, Embase, Grey literature, Medline, MeSH, Research question, Selection criteria, Systematic Review

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2003;15:231-237.
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