The benefits and challenges of conducting an overview of systematic reviews in public health: a focus on physical activity

Philip R. A. Baker, J. T. Costello, Maureen Dobbins, Elizabeth B. Waters

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Abstract

The ultimate aim of Cochrane systematic reviews is to inform policy and practice decisions for better health outcomes. However, due to the increasing numbers of scientific publications, wading through the available evidence of both individual studies and systematic reviews can be challenging and overwhelming even for avid authors and readers. This paper briefly describes the first overview (a systematic review of reviews) of the Cochrane Public Health Group (CPHG) in development and proposes a way forward for the methodologies under consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-521
JournalJournal of Public Health Medicine
Volume36
Issue number3
Early online date1 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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