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Using systematic reviews to inform nursing practice

Pryce-Miller, Maxine



Health care is constantly being reformed to improve the safety and quality of services, and nurses are integral to the provision of this safety and quality. As a result of concerns raised by recent high-profile care failings, there is an expectation that the nursing profession should be able to meet the changing demands of an increasingly complex healthcare environment, based on the best available evidence. This article describes the use of systematic literature reviews to recognise appropriate evidence and develop guidelines to inform nursing practice, thereby enabling safe, high quality nursing care. It uses an example from the literature to illustrate the process of systematic review.


Pryce-Miller, M. (2015). Using systematic reviews to inform nursing practice. Nursing Standard, 29(52), 52-60.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 20, 2015
Publication Date Aug 26, 2015
Journal Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Print ISSN 0029-6570
Electronic ISSN 2047-9018
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 52
Pages 52-60
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