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3.3.2  Date review assessed as up to date

Entered by review authors (reviews only, not protocols). On publication, this date is reproduced in a prominent place in the review to inform readers of how recently the review has been assessed as up to date. The criteria for assessing a review as up to date are listed in Box 3.3.a.


A review might be considered to be up to date even if it has received only minimal edits for many years, for example if a recent search for studies identifies no new evidence since the review was published. All reviews submitted for publication must include a date on which the review was last assessed as being up to date. The date should be entered by the authors, and will often coincide with the date on which the authors submit the review for consideration to be published in the CDSR. It may be appropriate to amend the date on approval of the review for publication.