A Review of Reviews

  • S.M. Yasir Arafat Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
  • Md Saleh Uddin


Evidence Based Medicine(EBM) is the nucleaus of modern practice of medical science. Review is a comprehensive overview of prior research  regarding a specific topic and also an approach to extract evidences. There are various review types and among them most common are: Narrative review, Scoping review, Systematic review and Meta analysis; those are different according to objectives, methodology or overall structure. As a beginner in medical research, people find it harder to be oriented with most accurate classification of review process or article. This review observed the existing variation of trends in reviewing articles in the form of definition, types, purpose, searching process, components and core methodology.  Meta-analysis is the strongest form of evidence extractor among all review process and having specific statistical measures to express the result of review.





Indexing Words: Review, Narrative Review, Review Process, Systematic Review, Meta-analysis

Author Biography

S.M. Yasir Arafat, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

S.M. Yasir Arafat; MBBS, MBA, MPH & MD Phase B Resident, Department of Psychiatry at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. He is acting as an Editorial Board Member at International Journal of Psychiatry & EC Psychology and Psychiatry and as a Scientific Advisory Board Member at Journal of Behavioral Health. He has a number of publications in international peer-reviewed journals and he is also acting as a peer reviewer of different publishers namely BioMed Central. He is also affiliated as Adjunct Faculty at MPH Program, ASA University Bangladesh.

How to Cite
Arafat, S., & Saleh Uddin, M. (2016). A Review of Reviews. International Journal of Perceptions in Public Health, 1(1), 14-24. Retrieved from http://ijpph.org/index.php/ijpph/article/view/6