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Systematic Review: Analyse and synthesise

How to carry out a systematic review of the literature.

Analyse and synthesise

You can present the data narratively or statistically.

For example, a narrative synthesis could look at the study type, number and characteristics of participants, of similarities and differences, comparators and outcomes.

A statistical presentation could use meta-analysis, where results from different studies are combined to draw conclusions. This may not always be possible if the studies are too different or there are too few.

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