Ignores setting or context of included studies which limits review applicability

This problem is addressed in PRISMA 2020. Systematic reviews should carefully consider the setting and characteristics of the included studies to ensure that they are applicable to the target population.

Articles that support this problem:

Applicability and generalisability of the results of systematic reviews to public health practice and policy: a systematic review

2010 : Trials [electronic resource]

Generalizability of findings from systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the Leading General Medical Journals

2020 : Journal of rehabilitation medicine

Assessing the applicability of findings in systematic reviews of complex interventions can enhance the utility of reviews for decision making

2013 : Journal of clinical epidemiology

The need to consider the wider agenda in systematic reviews and meta-analyses: breadth, timing, and depth of the evidence

2010 : Bmj

Systematic reviews do not comment on applicability for primary care

2015 : Journal of clinical epidemiology

Inadequate critical appraisal of studies in systematic reviews of time to diagnosis

2016 : Journal of clinical epidemiology

Systematic review adherence to methodological or reporting quality

2017 : Systematic reviews

Opposing systematic reviews: the effects of two quality rating instruments on evidence regarding t'ai chi and bone mineral density in postmenopausal women

2011 : Journal of alternative & complementary medicine

An analysis of quality of systematic reviews on pharmacist health interventions

2012 : International journal of clinical pharmacy

Reporting, handling and assessing the risk of bias associated with missing participant data in systematic reviews: a methodological survey

2015 : Bmj open

Compared with what? An analysis of control-group types in Cochrane and Campbell reviews of psychosocial treatment efficacy with substance use disorders

2015 : Addiction

Letter to the Editor regarding, "The prognostic role of PD-L1 expression for survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis"

2019 : Oral oncology

Critical thinking about three meta-analyses: can vitamin D alone or with calcium prevent fractures?

2020 : Current medical research and opinion

Comments on "the role of percutaneous neurolysis in lumbar disc herniation: Systematic review and meta-analysis"

2022 : Korean journal of pain