Synopsis: A structured critical appraisal of an article. Synopses exist for both single studies and systematic reviews.
Purpose of a Systematic Review: "A systematic review identifies an intervention for a specific disease or other problem in health care, and determines whether or not this intervention works. To do this authors locate, appraise and synthesize evidence from as many relevant scientific studies as possible. They summarize conclusions about effectiveness, and provide a unique collation of the known evidence on a given topic, so that others can easily review the primary studies for any intervention." (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
The Cochrane Library includes the following resources:
Critically Appraised Primary Research Articles