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About HandSRev


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HandSRev is a database of systematic reviews in hand surgery, mapped by topic, compiled by the Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery (CEBHS).

The systematic reviews in HandSRev are found by comprehensive, systematic searches of PubMed and NICE Evidence search, which are carried out each month for Hand Surgery Evidence Updates. The systematic reviews in the mapping are those published from 2011 onwards, but the most recent versions of all relevant Cochrane Reviews are included, even if they were published before 2011.

For each topic in HandSRev there is a list of systematic reviews (most recent first) with the titles providing a link for each article, usually leading to the PubMed abstract. If the paper is open-access or you have an institutional subscription to the journal concerned, you can access it by clicking on the full text link at the top right of the PubMed record.

It is very important to appraise the quality of systematic reviews before applying to your practice—we recommend the AMSTAR tool, which is very quick and easy to use. The methodological and reporting quality of some of the included reviews is assessed in the study by Wasiak et al. (2017)

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Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery

The University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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