KSR Evidence

KSR Evidence is a subscription-based database that aims to include all systematic reviews and meta-analyses published since 2015. For many of these reviews, KSR Evidence provides a critical appraisal and a short, accessible bottom line.

 

KSR Evidence was developed by KSR, but from September 2022 onwards forms a separate company KSR Evidence Ltd.

 

Why KSR Evidence?

  • KSR Evidence aims to include all systematic reviews and meta-analyses in healthcare published since 2015.
  • Sensitive and advanced search strategies across multiple databases and HTA organisations, results of which are screened by qualified information specialists.
  • Over 225,000 systematic reviews and more than 26,000 critical appraisals.
  • Advanced search functions developed by information specialists.
  • Save, share, and export your search strategy and results with other subscribers.

 

KSR Evidence aims to include all systematic reviews and meta-analyses published since 2015, dating back to 2010 for a small number of topics. Sensitive and advanced search strategies are run on a regular basis to identify new records, and encompass a large number of databases as well as several HTA organisations. The results are checked by a team of qualified information specialists, and any record that may be a systematic review is then assessed based on the full paper by a systematic reviewer. Articles are included if they claim to be either a systematic review or a meta-analysis, or if the methods used in the paper are those of a systematic review.

 

KSR Evidence also provides critical appraisals for systematic reviews. Systematic reviews are critically appraised using criteria based on the Risk of Bias Assessment Tool (ROBIS). Critical appraisals contain details of the review, such as number of studies, participants, and results, as well as a summary of the risk of bias and a bottom line. The bottom line will inform users whether or not the review has been conducted in line with accepted methods of undertaking systematic reviews and if the evidence is reliable.

 

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