Systematic reviews carry interest for the methodology used, the topic considered or a combination of both. Here is a selection of recent articles influencing our recent thinking on either methodology or topic:
Alviar MJ, Olver J, Brand C, Hale T, Khan F. Do patient-reported outcome measures used in assessing outcomes in rehabilitation after hip and knee arthroplasty capture issues relevant to patients? Results of a systematic review and ICF linking process. J Rehabil Med. 2011 Apr;43(5):374-81. PubMed Abstract.
Baxter S, Blank L, Guillaume L, Squires H, Payne N. Views of contraceptive service delivery to young people in the UK: a systematic review and thematic synthesis. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care. 2011 Apr;37(2):71-84. PubMed Abstract.
Booker CL, Harding S, Benzeval M. A systematic review of the effect of retention methods in population-based cohort studies. BMC Public Health. 2011 Apr 19;11(1):249. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed Abstract.
Chewning B, Bylund CL, Shah B, Arora NK, Gueguen JA, Makoul G. Patient preferences for shared decisions: A systematic review. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Apr 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed Abstract.
Gabler NB, Duan N, Vohra S, Kravitz RL. N-of-1 Trials in the Medical Literature: A Systematic Review. Med Care. 2011 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed Abstract.
Gagnon MP, Pollender H, Trépanier A, Duplàa E, Ly BA. Supporting Health Professionals Through Information and Communication Technologies: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Information and Communication Technologies on Recruitment and Retention. Telemed J E Health. 2011 Apr 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed Abstract.
Parmelli E, Flodgren G, Beyer F, Baillie N, Schaafsma ME, Eccles MP. The effectiveness of strategies to change organisational culture to improve healthcare performance: a systematic review. Implement Sci. 2011 Apr 3;6:33. PubMed Abstract. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/6/1/33
Ouwens M, Philips Z, Jansen J. Network meta-analysis of parametric survival curves. Research Synthesis Methods. Article first published online : 11 MAR 2011, DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.25