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Towards evidence-based medicine for paediatricians
  1. Bob Phillips
  1. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Phillips; bob.phillips{at}

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The field of systematic review, of which Archimedes we believe sneaks in under the 'rapid review' heading, has long since held a solid foundation to what a systematic review needs to do. It needs to have a clear question, with a comprehensive search, and assessment of included studies bias/quality, a synthesis (which may be mathematical; meta-analysis) and a set of conclusions that draw this together.1

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