Utilize inclusion/exclusion for screening decisions
Ensure common understanding of how to apply inclusion/exclusion criteria. This is best done by having each reviewer review a set number of abstracts and then discussing the decisions as a group
Not all abstracts will have sufficient information to make a decision. It is better to include and then exclude them at the full-text stage then miss out on potential studies
Be over-inclusive at the Abstract Screening stage. Full-text screening will be more stringent
Systematic Review Software
Some teams choose to use the same software or tool for screening, selection, and data extraction. Other teams choose to use one software or tool for screening and selection and another tool for data extraction.