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Literature Reviews in Medicine and Health

Overview of types of literature reviews

Scoping Review

The purposed of a Scoping Review is to characterize the scope and extent of evidence literature related to a topic.

A scoping review requires:

  • clear objectives for the study
  • reproducible methodology
  • comprehensive search appropriate for time/scope constraints
  • data extraction and synthesis of the quantity and quality of literature
  • written review reporting characteristics and findings from literature corpus

Scoping Review Standards

Doing Scoping Reviews