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Authors of a systematic review ask a specific clinical question, perform a comprehensive literature search, eliminate the poorly done studies and attempt to make practice recommendations based on the well-done studies. A meta-analysis is a systematic review that combines all the results of all the studies into a single statistical analysis of results.
Authors of critically-appraised topics evaluate and synthesize multiple research studies.
Authors of critically-appraised individual articles evaluate and synthisize individual research studies.
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