Systematic Reviews: The Machines Cometh

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Developing a fully automated evidence synthesis” by John  Brassey et al., published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine] “Here, we describe a fully automated evidence synthesis system for intervention studies, one that identifies all the relevant evidence,…

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When Once Is Not Enough

[From the blog “Be careful what you wish for: cautionary tales on using single studies to inform policymaking” by Emmanuel Jimenez, posted at “For a development evaluator, the holy grail is to have evidence from one’s study be taken…

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Making Meta-Analyses More Replicable

[From the article “Automatic extraction of quantitative data from to conduct meta-analyses” by Richeek Pradhan et al., published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology] “Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are labor-intensive and time-consuming. Automated extraction of quantitative data from primary…

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