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Systematic Reviews: Reporting Standards

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Reporting Standards

PRISMA (the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses; link opens in new window) is 'an evidence-based minimum set of items for reporting in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.' The PRISMA checklist is a useful guideline of content that should be reported and included in the final write up of your systematic review, and will help when in the planning stages as well.

PRISMA-S (link opens in new window) is the reporting guidelines for systematic review search methods.

PRISMA-P (link opens in new window) is the reporting guidelines for protocols.

The EQUATOR Network (link opens in new window) lists reporting standards for multiple different types of study design. You can search for the right guideline for your type of study.

If you are undertaking a Cochrane review, please select the correct Cochrane Handbook (link opens in new window) for your review type.

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