Why should faculty consider conducting a SRMA?

For clinicians, it can be used to determine the most effective course of treatment.

  • Systematic reviews with or without a meta-analysis are considered the best source of clinical evidence (See Sackett’s Levels of Evidence pyramid below.)
  • The Cochrane Library is the single best database source for systematic reviews/meta-analyses on healthcare topics.saketts









For researchers, it can be used to:

  • Plan new studies
  • Justify these studies (e.g., in grant applications)
  • Put these studies in context (e.g., in the introductory section of a manuscript)
  • Get publications!!