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Systematic Reviews: Results and PRISMA Flow Diagram

A Guide to Conducting Systematic Reviews

Results Section

  • Includes the number of results retrieved from each source
  • Duplicates are removed 
  • PRISMA Flowchart


PRISMA 2009 Flow Diagram

Identification: Records identified through database searching (n = ) and Additional records identified through other sources (n = ). Screening: Records after duplicates removed (n = ), to Records screened (n = )and Records excluded (n = ). Eligibility: Full-text articles assessed for eligibility (n = ) and Full-text articles excluded, with reasons (n = ). This moves into  Included: Studies included in qualitative synthesis (n = ). Studies included in quantitative synthesis (meta-analysis) (n = )
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