Journal: Medical Teacher Author: Marilyn Hammick, Timothy Dornan, Yvonne Steinert Publication Date: Jan 2010 Volume Number: 32 Issue: 1 Page Numbers: 3-15
Description: Evidence-informed practice is increasingly being advocated in medical education. Systematic reviews contribute by providing evidence about the effectiveness of educational interventions. This article outlines the essential aspects of conducting a systematic review of an educational topic beginning with the work needed once an initial idea for a review topic has been suggested through to the stage when all data from the selected primary studies have been coded. The paper is particularly useful as it draws extensively on the wisdom and experience of those who have undertaken systematic reviews including best evidence medical education reviews.

SUBMITTED BY: Ronald Harden
Support links: Conducting a best evidence systematic review. Part 1: From idea to data coding. BEME Guide No. 13