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Not enough I say! Expand the remit of living systematic reviews to inform future research

Published:September 10, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.08.014
      This issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology includes a collection of four papers [
      • Elliott J.H.
      • Synnot A.
      • Turner T.
      • Simmonds M.
      • Akl E.A.
      • McDonald S.
      • et al.
      Living systematic review: 1. Introduction—the why, what, when and how.
      ,
      • Thomas J.
      • Noel-Storr A.
      • Marshall I.
      • Wallace B.
      • McDonald S.
      • Mavergames C.
      • et al.
      Living systematic reviews: 2. Combining human and machine effort.
      ,
      • Simmonds M.
      • Salanti G.
      • McKenzie J.
      • Elliott J.
      Living systematic reviews: 3. Statistical methods for updating meta-analyses.
      ,
      • Akl E.A.
      • Meerpohl J.J.
      • Elliott J.H.
      • Kahale L.A.
      • Schunemann H.J.
      Living systematic reviews: 4. Living guideline recommendations.
      ] considering the idea of living systematic reviews (LSRs) and the methodology they should employ.
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