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Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015

Handbook for Conducting Systematic Reviews

The Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) published the Handbook for Conducting a Literature-Based Health Assessment Using OHAT Approach for Systematic Review and Evidence Integration. This handbook provides standard operating procedures for the implementation of systematic review in OHAT evaluations. They are based on (1) lessons learned from developing protocols for two case studies for implementing systematic review, (2) consideration of public comments received on systematic review between 2012 and 2014, and (3) discussions with experts at other organizations and agencies working on applying methods of systematic review to environmental health and toxicology. The handbook is a living document that will be updated as methodological practices are refined and developed to improve the reliability, ease, and efficiency of conducting systematic reviews.
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