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Systematic review automation technologies

Overview of attention for article published in Systematic Reviews, July 2014
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Title
Systematic review automation technologies
Published in
Systematic Reviews, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/2046-4053-3-74
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Authors

Guy Tsafnat, Paul Glasziou, Miew Keen Choong, Adam Dunn, Filippo Galgani, Enrico Coiera

Abstract

Systematic reviews, a cornerstone of evidence-based medicine, are not produced quickly enough to support clinical practice. The cost of production, availability of the requisite expertise and timeliness are often quoted as major contributors for the delay. This detailed survey of the state of the art of information systems designed to support or automate individual tasks in the systematic review, and in particular systematic reviews of randomized controlled clinical trials, reveals trends that see the convergence of several parallel research projects.We surveyed literature describing informatics systems that support or automate the processes of systematic review or each of the tasks of the systematic review. Several projects focus on automating, simplifying and/or streamlining specific tasks of the systematic review. Some tasks are already fully automated while others are still largely manual. In this review, we describe each task and the effect that its automation would have on the entire systematic review process, summarize the existing information system support for each task, and highlight where further research is needed for realizing automation for the task. Integration of the systems that automate systematic review tasks may lead to a revised systematic review workflow. We envisage the optimized workflow will lead to system in which each systematic review is described as a computer program that automatically retrieves relevant trials, appraises them, extracts and synthesizes data, evaluates the risk of bias, performs meta-analysis calculations, and produces a report in real time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 8 2%
United States 4 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Austria 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 490 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 91 18%
Student > Master 90 17%
Researcher 65 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 33 6%
Student > Bachelor 33 6%
Other 120 23%
Unknown 83 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 95 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 88 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 25 5%
Engineering 23 4%
Other 137 27%
Unknown 113 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 68. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 April 2022.
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