The Journal of Informed Pharmacotherapy

     

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Form for Evaluating a Systematic Review of the Pharmacotherapy Literature

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After each main question, other questions have been added in smaller font to help guide your answers.

Overall Study Question:  What were the objectives, the patient population, the outcome variables, and the interventions tested in this systematic review?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are the Results of the Study Valid?

 

          1. Did the overview address a focused clinical question?

 

[ ] Yes
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2. Were the criteria used to select articles for inclusion appropriate?

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3. Is it unlikely that important, relevant studies were missed?
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4. Was the validity of the included studies appraised?

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5. Were assessments of studies reproducible?
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6. Were the results similar from study to study?

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What are the Results?


1. What are the overall results of the review?





 

 

2. How precise were the results?






Will the Results Help Me in Caring for My Patients?

1. Can the results be applied to my patient care?

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2. Were all clinically important outcomes considered?

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3. Are the benefits worth the harms and costs?

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        Commentary

  • (to provide the contexts of previous knowledge and clinical practice within which the results of the abstracted study apply, any important methodological problems that affect interpretation of the study results, and recommendations for the  application of the study findings to the field of clinical pharmacotherapy)

 

 

 

 


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