Narrative Reviews

  • Appropriate for Describing the History of a Problem and its Management
  • Better for Describing Cutting-edge Developments if Research is Scant or Preliminary  
or if Studies are Limited by Flawed Design or Execution
  • Useful for Discussing Data in Light of Underlying Theory and Context
  • Can Draw Analogies and Conceptually Integrate Two Independent Fields of Research
- such as cancer and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Connection between Clinical Recommendations and Evidence in Narrative Reviews is
often Tenuous or Based on a Biased Citation of Studies

Example:
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