What is it about?

For pancreatic surgery a lot of different methods exist and a lot of literature was written. We aim to summarise all meaningful literature on pancreatic surgery in a systematic manner. A map of knowledge will be created and can be visited by patients, physicians, researchers and funding bodies.

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Why is it important?

Existing medical databases contain an unstructured overflow of literature. Therefore, the identification of objective outcome benchmarks and of priorities for future research is impeded.


Evidence mapping gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of the available literature. The map will help to direct future research. We hope also, that the published protocol will inspire other researchers to build evidence maps in their fields of interest.

PD Dr. Pascal Probst
Ruprecht Karls Universitat Heidelberg

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This page is a summary of: Evidence map of pancreatic surgery: protocol for a living systematic review and meta-analysis, BMJ Open, September 2019, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032353.
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