In this section you can find out more about the PRISMA Statement, obtain downloads
of PRISMA documents, find out more about PRISMA development, and information about
funding. We have adopted the definitions of systematic review and meta-analysis
used by the Cochrane Collaboration.
A systematic review is a review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic
and explicit methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research,
and to collect and analyze data from the studies that are included in the review.
Statistical methods (meta-analysis) may or may not be used to analyze and summarize
the results of the included studies. Meta-analysis refers to the use of statistical
techniques in a systematic review to integrate the results of included studies.
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