Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Systematic reviews are appraisals and synthesis of primary research using a rigorous and clearly documented methodology.
A systematic review may optionally contain a meta-analysis. Meta-analysis describes a series of statistical techniques for combining the results of several studies in order to derive a pooled or meta-estimate of relative risk, at the same time exploring why different studies might be producing differing estimates of relative risk.
Systematic reviews synthesise evidence of health risks for policy-makers, practitioners, and scientists and go right to the heart of evidence-based policy and practice since they should be objective assessments of the totality of the evidence on a topic.
Our work in this areas spans a wide range of public, occupational, and environmental health topics. Recent examples include:
- Shift work and cancer
- Trauma and cancer
- Return to work after cancer
We employ research scientists who are world-recognised leaders in their field and so we are ideally placed to summarise the totality of evidence on a wide range of public, occupational and environmental health topics.
Sponsors we have worked for
- Worksafe British Columbia