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Integrating research and action: a systematic review of community-based participatory research to address health disparities in environmental and occupational health in the USA
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    When is a review systematic? Comments on the Cook “systematic” review (JECH, 2008, 62: 668-676)

    Dear Editor

    Whilst not disputing the originality of the review of community-based participatory research by Cook, and published in the August 2008 edition of JECH, it does raise questions about what the agreed minimum methodological requirements are for JECH to describe a review as “systematic”.[1]

    Specifically, the Cook review meets none of the criteria which are widely considered to differentiate systemati...

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