The number of published systematic reviews has increased dramatically over the last fifteen years. Are they all good? Like any other study, a systematic review needs to be read with a critical eye. There are specific criteria for critically appraising a published systematic review. Understanding these criteria and applying them to a systematic review will give you more confidence in the conclusions you draw from a review.
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
- identify the criteria for critically appraising a published systematic review;
- identify the tools and resources that are available to help readers with this task; and
- understand the layout of a forest plot, the graphical representation of the conclusions of a systematic review or meta analysis.
We will evaluate several systematic reviews to put into practice the guidance presented in this webinar.
Connie Schardt, AHIP, FMLA, retired as the associate director for research & education for the Medical Center Library & Archives at Duke University in 2013. She is currently adjunct faculty at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, where she teaches an online course: “Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) and the Medical Librarian.” Since 2008, she has been codirector of the three-day workshop, “Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-Based Practice for Medical Librarians,” which is held annually in Denver, CO. Schardt also codirects the Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarians’ Institute, a three-day workshop for medical librarians held in different locations in Australia.
- Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
- Technical information: You will receive a link to the recording and the participant's manual after registration.
- Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours and 1.5 Illinois CNE contact hours.
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