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PRISMA Flow Diagram

The flow diagram depicts the flow of information through the different phases of a systematic review. It maps out the number of records identified, included and excluded, and the reasons for exclusions. Different templates are available depending on the type of review (new or updated) and sources used to identify studies.

Word logo PRISMA 2020 flow diagram for new systematic reviews which included searches of databases and registers only

Word logo PRISMA 2020 flow diagram for new systematic reviews which included searches of databases, registers and other sources

Word logo PRISMA 2020 flow diagram for updated systematic reviews which included searches of databases and registers only

Word logo PRISMA 2020 flow diagram for updated systematic reviews which included searches of databases, registers and other sources

Flow diagrams can also be generated using a Shiny App available at https://www.eshackathon.org/software/PRISMA2020.html

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