Not updated regularly

This problem is addressed in MECIR. The results of systematic reviews may become out of date when new relevant trials become available and thereby provide misleading information to decision makers if they are not updated when necessary.

Articles that support this problem:

Investing in updating: how do conclusions change when Cochrane systematic reviews are updated?

2005 : Bmc medical research methodology

How quickly do systematic reviews go out of date? A survival analysis

2007 : Annals of internal medicine

How to decide whether a systematic review is stable and not in need of updating: Analysis of Cochrane reviews.

2020 : Research synthesis methods

Reporting quality of Cochrane systematic reviews with Chinese herbal medicines

2019 : Systematic reviews

Following 411 Cochrane protocols to completion: a retrospective cohort study

2008 : Plos one

A descriptive analysis of child-relevant systematic reviews in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

2010 : Bmc pediatrics

The life and death of living systematic reviews: a methodological survey

2023 : Journal of clinical epidemiology