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Twelve myths about systematic reviews for health system policymaking rebutted

Systematic reviews are increasingly being viewed as important sources of information for policymakers who need
to make decisions on different aspects of the health system, often under tight time constraints and with many
factors competing for their attention. Unfortunately, a number of misconceptions, or ‘myths’, stand in the way
of promoting their use. The belief that systematic review topics are not relevant to health systems
policymaking, that they cannot be found quickly, and that they are not available in formats that are useful for
policymakers are but three examples of such myths. This paper uses evidence drawn mainly from Health
Systems Evidence, a continuously updated repository of syntheses of health systems research, to counter these
and nine other common myths, with the aim of changing the constraining beliefs associated with them, while
improving the prospects for the use of systematic reviews in health system policymaking.


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PROSPERO - International prospective register of systematic reviews


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Lrhoul Hanae's curator insight, March 26, 2013 7:17 PM

Base de données des revues systématiques dans le domaine de la santé.

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Finding the Evidence: Literature Searching Tools... | CADTH

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The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health is a national body that provides Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial health care decision makers with credible, impartial advice and evidence-based information about the...
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Meta Analysis and Systematic Reviews

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Upto the end of year 2010, there have been 11 meta-analysis and 8 systematic reviews including 1 cochrane review (out of approximately 20 systematic reviews published) published in 14 peer-reviewed...

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Dr. Nancy Malik's curator insight, April 4, 2013 4:56 AM

The first meta analysis of a medical treatment was published in 1955. The first meta analysis in evidence of homeopathy was published in 1991 and the first systematic review was published in 2000

11 meta-analysis and 8 systematic reviews are part of the total 270 human studies in evidence of homeopathy upto the end of 2010.

Out of 11 meta analysis, 5 are comprehensive, 5 on specific medical condition and 1 on super-avogadro dilution effect.

Guy Chapman's comment, April 4, 2013 5:06 PM
The consensus of systematic reviews is that homeopathy has no effetc beyond placebo. This is consistent with all other science (which cannot be said of the claims of homeopathy). There is no credible evidence to support the doctrine of similars, no credible evidence to support the doctrine of potentisation, and an abundance of evidence showing opposite effects in both cases. Disease is not caused by miasms, there is no such thing as "vital energy", and not one observation by any homeopath or scientist studying homeopathy has ever provided convincing evidence to refute the null hypothesis. Your special pleading does not in any way address these facts. You are in precisely the same position as a fundamentalist preacher denying evolution.
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