Errors or omissions in search strategy

This problem is addressed by the PRISMA-S, ROBIS (P2 D2) and MECIR (C32). Literature search strategies should be carefully planned and revised if necessary, preferably with the input of an experienced information specialist. Common errors and omissions include missing key terms, spelling or truncation errors, problems in applying MeSH headings and translation errors across databases.

Articles that support this problem:

A critical review of search strategies used in recent systematic reviews published in selected prosthodontic and implant-related journals: Are systematic reviews actually systematic?

2017 : International journal of prosthodontics

Errors in search strategies used in systematic reviews and their effects on information retrieval

2019 : Journal of the medical library association: jmla

Errors in search strategies were identified by type and frequency

2006 : Journal of clinical epidemiology

Identification of problems in search strategies in C ochrane R eviews

2018 : Research synthesis methods

Mounting evidence that librarians are essential for comprehensive literature searches for meta-analyses and Cochrane reports

2004 : Journal of the medical library association

The quality check of a systematic review on the quality of randomized controlled trials from Saudi Arabia

2019 : Contemporary clinical trials communications

Is quality control of Cochrane reviews in controversial areas sufficient?

2006 : Journal of alternative & complementary medicine

Common mistakes in reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses

2020 : Health promotion perspectives

Methodologically weak systematic review of Chinese herbal medicine for diabetic peripheral neuropathy calls for more rigorous trials

2013 : Focus on alternative and complementary therapies

Letter to the Editor on "Prognostic Role of Serum Albumin, Total Lymphocyte Count, and Mini Nutritional Assessment on Outcomes After Geriatric Hip Fracture Surgery: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review"

2019 : Journal of arthroplasty

Systematic review literature searches must be comprehensive and reproducible if their conclusions are to drive the research agenda and clinical practice changes

2022 : Acta paediatrica, international journal of paediatrics

Striking Errors in the Methodology, Execution, and Conclusions of the Cochrane Library Review of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Low Back Pain by Traeger et al

2023 : Pain medicine

Assessing the Reporting and Frequency of Harms in Systematic Reviews Focused on Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies: A Cross-sectional Analysis

2023 : Journal of minimally invasive gynecology