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  1. Content type: Research

    Quality improvement within health and social care facilities is needed and has to be evidence-based and patient-centered. Value Stream Mapping, a method of Lean management, aims to increase the patients’ value...

    Authors: Marina Nowak, Holger Pfaff and Ute Karbach

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:170

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  2. Content type: Protocol

    Context shapes the effectiveness of knowledge implementation and influences health improvement. Successful healthcare quality improvement (QI) initiatives frequently fail to transfer to different settings, wit...

    Authors: Emma Coles, Mary Wells, Margaret Maxwell, Fiona M. Harris, Julie Anderson, Nicola M. Gray, Gill Milner and Stephen MacGillivray

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:168

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  3. Content type: Research

    Search strategies for systematic reviews aim to identify all evidence relevant to the research question posed. Reports of methodological research can be difficult to find leading to biased results in systemati...

    Authors: Valerie Brueton, Jayne F. Tierney, Sally Stenning and Greta Rait

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:167

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  4. Content type: Protocol

    Currently, about 2 per 1000 children in the industrialised world are severely visually impaired or blind (SVI/BL) due to diverse uncommon conditions that are usually present from early infancy. The impact of S...

    Authors: Lucinda J Teoh, Ameenat L Solebo and Jugnoo S Rahi

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:166

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  5. Content type: Protocol

    Measuring and monitoring progress towards Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 requires valid and reliable estimates of maternal and neonatal mortality. In South Africa, there are conflicting reports on ...

    Authors: Damian J. Damian, Bernard Njau, Ester Lisasi, Sia E. Msuya and Andrew Boulle

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:165

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  6. Content type: Protocol

    Hip fractures are a major public health problem in elderly populations and are accompanied by high-mortality rates. Whether timing of surgery has an impact on morbidity and mortality has been discussed controv...

    Authors: Thomas Klestil, Christoph Röder, Christoph Stotter, Birgit Winkler, Stefan Nehrer, Martin Lutz, Irma Klerings, Gernot Wagner, Gerald Gartlehner and Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:164

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  7. Content type: Protocol

    Acute low back pain (ALBP) is the top cause of global disability, demonstrating a significant impact on individuals and society and demanding the need for appropriate management. There is a trend towards an in...

    Authors: Natalia Mouravska, Laura Zielinski, Meha Bhatt, Nitika Sanger, Monica Bawor, Brittany Dennis, Laura Banfield, James MacKillop, James Paul, Andrew Worster, Philip Laplante, Lehana Thabane and Zainab Samaan

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:163

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  8. Content type: Protocol

    Recent increasing trends in breast cancer incidence and survival have resulted in unprecedented numbers of cancer survivors in the general population. A cancer diagnosis may have a profound psychological impac...

    Authors: Helena Carreira, Rachael Williams, Martin Müller, Rhea Harewood and Krishnan Bhaskaran

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:162

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  9. Content type: Protocol

    Head and neck cancers include malignancies of the mouth, larynx and oropharynx. Tobacco use and alcohol consumption are associated with increased risks of developing and dying from head and neck cancer. The ai...

    Authors: Ellie Shingler, Luke A. Robles, Rachel Perry, Chris Penfold, Andy Ness, Steve Thomas, J. Athene Lane and Richard M. Martin

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:161

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  10. Content type: Protocol

    Care transitions from the hospital to home are critical to the sustainability of our health care system. Ineffective care transitions can be caused by high incidences of post-discharge adverse events, by poor ...

    Authors: Chantal Backman, Julie Chartrand, Orvie Dingwall and Beverley Shea

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:158

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  11. Content type: Protocol

    Because of the enormous social and economic burden of disease, the prevention of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s-type dementia has become a major global public health priority. Studies show that cogn...

    Authors: Nina Matyas, Stefanie Auer, Christoph Gisinger, Monika Kil, Filiz Keser Aschenberger, Irma Klerings and Gerald Gartlehner

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:157

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  12. Content type: Protocol

    There are 43 state medical marijuana programs in the USA, yet limited evidence is available on the demographic characteristics of the patient population accessing these programs. Moreover, insights into the so...

    Authors: Celina I. Valencia, Ibitola O. Asaolu, John E. Ehiri and Cecilia Rosales

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:154

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  13. Content type: Protocol

    Shared decision-making (SDM) is a patient-centred approach in which clinicians and patients work side-by-side to decide together on the best course of action for each patient’s particular situation. Six key el...

    Authors: Thomas H. Wieringa, Marleen Kunneman, Rene Rodriguez-Gutierrez, Victor M. Montori, Maartje de Wit, Ellen M. A. Smets, Linda J. Schoonmade, Gabriela Spencer-Bonilla and Frank J. Snoek

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:155

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  14. Content type: Letter

    Data extraction is one of the most time-consuming tasks in performing a systematic review. Extraction is often onto some sort of form. Sharing completed forms can be used to check quality and accuracy of extra...

    Authors: Farhad Shokraneh and Clive E. Adams

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:153

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    The Letter to this article has been published in Systematic Reviews 2018 7:18

  15. Content type: Protocol

    Studies show that a large number of women around the world have experienced situations of abuse, disrespect, abuse, and neglect during childbirth and/or abortion. This violence is a serious violation of the ri...

    Authors: Sofia Madeira, Vicky Pileggi and João Paulo Souza

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:152

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  16. Content type: Research

    Radical cystectomy is associated with high rates of perioperative morbidity. Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is widely used today despite limited evidence for clinical superiority. The aim of this r...

    Authors: Susanne Vahr Lauridsen, Hanne Tønnesen, Bente Thoft Jensen, Bruno Neuner, Peter Thind and Thordis Thomsen

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:150

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  17. Content type: Protocol

    Head and neck cancer incidence is increasing worldwide. Despite overall improvements in survival, numerous studies suggest worse survival in more disadvantaged populations; however, this literature has not bee...

    Authors: Bilal G. Taib, Joseph Rylands, Sue Povall, Terry M. Jones and David Taylor-Robinson

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:151

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  18. Content type: Research

    Producing high-quality, relevant systematic reviews and keeping them up to date is challenging. Cochrane is a leading provider of systematic reviews in health. For Cochrane to continue to contribute to improve...

    Authors: Tari Turner, Sally Green, David Tovey, Steve McDonald, Karla Soares-Weiser, Charlotte Pestridge and Julian Elliott

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:147

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    There is an increasing body of research documenting flaws in many published systematic reviews’ methodological and reporting conduct. When good systematic review practice is questioned, attention is rarely tur...

    Authors: Lesley Uttley and Paul Montgomery

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:149

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  20. Content type: Protocol

    The use of electronic records in healthcare is increasing. To avoid errors, it is essential that the data displays used by these systems are usable: efficient, effective and satisfying. A wide variety of displ...

    Authors: Antonia Burt, Lauren Morgan, Tatjana Petrinic, Duncan Young and Peter Watkinson

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:148

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  21. Content type: Research

    Guidelines for assessing methodological and reporting quality of systematic reviews (SRs) were developed to contribute to implementing evidence-based health care and the reduction of research waste. As SRs ass...

    Authors: Kusala Pussegoda, Lucy Turner, Chantelle Garritty, Alain Mayhew, Becky Skidmore, Adrienne Stevens, Isabelle Boutron, Rafael Sarkis-Onofre, Lise M. Bjerre, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson, Douglas G. Altman and David Moher

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:131

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  22. Content type: Protocol

    One of the most frequently used assessment tools that measure the trainees’ performance in workplace is the mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX), in which an expert observes and rates the actual perfor...

    Authors: Sara Mortaz Hejri, Mohammad Jalili, Mandana Shirazi, Rasoul Masoomi, Saharnaz Nedjat and John Norcini

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:146

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