Inconclusive or lack of recommendations

This problem is addressed in PRISMA 2009, PRISMA 2020 nd MECIR. Systematic reviews are an opportunity to make explicit recommendations for primary research that will progress the evidence base but they are often passive in describing specific objectives for primary research. Neutral or negative conclusions are often inevitable in systematic reviews but calls for "further research" is not enough. Describe the ideal future trial in detail that would progress the evidence base following this systematic review.

Articles that support this problem:

Quality assessment of systematic reviews for surgical treatment of low back pain: an overview

2016 : The spine journal

In pursuit of certainty: can the systematic review process deliver?

2013 : Bmc medical informatics & decision making

Cochrane systematic reviews for the mental health field: is the gold standard tarnished?

2013 : Psychiatric services

The sensitivity of review results to methods used to appraise and incorporate trial quality into data synthesis

2007 : Spine

A critical evaluation of systematic reviews assessing the effect of chronic physical activity on academic achievement, cognition and the brain in children and adolescents: a systematic review

2020 : International journal of behavioral nutrition & physical activity

The quality of systematic reviews of health-related outcome measurement instruments

2016 : Quality of life research

Systematic reviews in dentistry: Current status, epidemiological and reporting characteristics

2019 : Journal of dentistry

Herbal medicine for COVID-19: An overview of systematic reviews and meta-analysis

2022 : Phytomedicine

Conclusiveness, linguistic characteristics and readability of Cochrane plain language summaries of intervention reviews: a cross-sectional study

2022 : Bmc medical research methodology

Linguistic analysis of plain language summaries and corresponding scientific summaries of Cochrane systematic reviews about oncology interventions

2023 : Cancer medicine