Review vs. systematic review. What is the difference?
Review articles are generally an examination of the literature from the author's perspective. Sometimes they are called a literature review.
A systematic review can be thought of as a study design that includes some or all of the following characteristics:
In a nutshell: A systematic review combines several similar studies such as, randomized control trials using similar participant characteristics and then rates the evidence as a whole.
Meta-analyses are often considered a type of systematic review and are distinguished by the application of quantitative and statistical methods for combining and examining results. Often, a systematic review will include a meta-analysis.