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This is a really good illustration of why In systematic reviews we search for and summarize studies that answer a specific research question (e.g. is paracetamol effective and safe for treating back pain?). The studies are identified, assessed, and summarized by using a systematic and predefined approach. They inform recommendations for healthcare and research. More are so important and a reminder of why more than 28,000 people engaged in the work of Cochrane worldwide are committed to producing high quality systematic reviews in all areas of healthcare. You can read about it here on Cochrane’s website.