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The Trouble With Systematic Reviews

Published by Yolanda Koscielski

Jon Brassey, founder of the medical database Trip, expressed some concerns over the quality of systematic review research methodologies during his webinar this morning.

One concern is that systematic reviews are "untenable" and "unsustainable" for clinical practice: a medical professional is faced with a declining patient, and doesn't have time to run a 6-month or 2-year systematic review to determine the effective treatment.