The systematic review: an overview

Am J Nurs. 2014 Mar;114(3):53-8. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000444496.24228.2c.


This article is the first in a new series on systematic reviews from the Joanna Briggs Institute, an international collaborative supporting evidence-based practice in nursing, medicine, and allied health fields. The purpose of the series is to show nurses how to conduct a systematic review-one step at a time. This first installment provides a synopsis of the systematic review as a scientific exercise, one that influences health care decisions.

MeSH terms

  • Academies and Institutes
  • Data Collection* / methods
  • Decision Making
  • Evidence-Based Practice*
  • Humans
  • Nursing Research* / methods
  • Systematic Reviews as Topic*