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Citation screening during the systematic review process can be time-consuming due to the exponentially increasing amount of research. This letter describes an approach to expediting the process by single screening citations that include terms in the abstract and/or keywords related to the exclusion criteria of the systematic review to quickly reject studies with a high likelihood of being excluded from the systematic review. This method can potentially improve the efficiency of the citation screening process while maintaining the quality of the systematic review; however, future research is needed to further validate this approach.
Carter, B. U. (2018, July 28). Single screen of citations with excluded terms: An approach to citation screening in systematic reviews. Systematic Reviews. BioMed Central Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0782-x