Section 2 Flow chart of systematic review literature screening

Literature searching results
Short name Description
Name/rubric Flow chart showing systematic review literature screening
Created in Microsoft Word (drawing facility)
Message To visualise the flow of a literature search. Figure shows the sources and process of extracting evidence data. It also shows the amount of relevant data available in terms of number of articles/reports.
Intended audience Statisticians and regulators. Not for patients.
Knowledge required Some knowledge on systematic review process and quality of database sources.
Unintentional message N/A
Message not communicated N/A
Proposed improvement Provide number of excluded articles and brief reasons for exclusion at each screening stage