Systematic Reviews


The CTC undertakes systematic reviews and meta-analyses to investigate important clinical questions and to assess new medical devices, technology and tests.

Systematic reviews bring together the results of all relevant, high-quality studies (preferably randomised trials), published or unpublished, addressing the same clinical question.

All reviews start with a protocol that defines the elements of the research question:

  • the patient population
  • the intervention being evaluated
  • the intervention it is to be compared with
  • the outcome measures
  • the methods to be used.

Our team at the CTC undertakes a wide variety of systematic reviews (with the Cochrane Collaboration and other collaborative groups) and research on the methods that support such reviews.

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