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Effectiveness of Reviews Pyramid

There is a range in quality of evidence available in the literature, with systematic reviews being the very highest quality.  As you move up the pyramid, the amount of literature decreases but its clinical relevance increases.

Pyramid hierarchy of evidence from bottom up: background information/expert opinion; case studies; cohort studies; randomized controlled trials; critically-appraised individual articles [article synopses]; critically-appraised topics [evidence syntheses]; systematic reviews

 

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