Qualitative methods: systematic reviews in qualitative health-care research as a basis for evidence-based practice
Gesundheitswesen 69(5): 297-302
ISSN/ISBN: 1439-4421 PMID: 17582547 DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-981459
Systematic reviews are gaining more and more importance in evidence-based practice. So far the most developed review methods are those on quantitative research. There are some publications on reviews in qualitative research in the English-speaking countries. Until now, however, this topic has not been discussed much in Germany. Even so, particularly in health care research, a lot of qualitative research has been carried out. Against the background of this situation, systematic reviews in qualitative research are of prime importance so that the results can find their way into evidence-based practice. This article tries to approach this topic. It shows the need for their intense consideration in health care research, for discussion, and for the pursuit of further developments.