Producing systematic reviews of interventions in speech–language pathology: A framework for sustainability


Journal Article

Systematic reviews in the health and social sciences are increasingly recognized as a valuable scientific tool to support decision making by clinicians, managers, administrators, and policy makers. Numerous organizations have arisen to fulfill growing demand for high-integrity systematic reviews with practical applications, each with a unique model for their review production process. This paper presents the results of a purposive sample of current production models in use by organizations engaged in the production of systematic reviews to support evidence-based practice. This paper also evaluates elements of review production such as major review steps, evidence standards, resource use, and cost. The results provide a potential framework for organizing resources to conduct systematic reviews. Applying this framework, producers can identify key areas of systematic-review production with the best fit between individual production models and their organization's mission and policy environment. © 2007 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Turner, HM; Nye, C; Ortiz, M; Liu, E; Eisenstein, EL

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 201 - 212

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1748-9547

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1748-9539

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/17489530701856577

Citation Source

  • Scopus