Searches for evidence mapping: Effective, shorter, cheaper

Anne Parkhill, Ornella Clavisi, Loyal Pattuwage, Marisa Chau, Tari Joy Turner, Peter Bragge, Russell Gruen

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An evidence map is an overview of a broad research field that describes the volume, nature, and characteristics of research in that field [1]. Evidence maps can indicate research links, gaps, and strengths in a broad clinical context, while systematic reviews focus on a single clinical question [2, 3]. Maps complement systematic reviews by engaging stakeholders to identify and prioritize questions that may be informed by research evidence, highlighting the applicability of research evidence to different populations and contexts, and identifying important gaps that can inform further primary research or systematic reviews [3].
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157 - 160
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Medical Library Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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