The final search results obtained via databases etc are screened in accordance with the eligibility criteria for the review.
Ideally, this should be done independently by two reviewers to reduce bias.
All database results are exported into a tool such as EndNote where duplicates are removed.
Screening consists of two stages:
Results are compared and disagreements resolved among reviewers.
A PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses) diagram is used to show the steps involved in the review process, recording the number of records identified and then excluded at each stage of the screening process.
You can also use the PRISMA Flow Diagram Generator to produce a detailed diagram in a number of output formats.
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