Unwieldy/ difficult to read

Systematic reviews can be long documents with multiple analyses. Authors should ensure that key messages regarding the quality and certainty of evidence are consistent throughout the results, discussion, conclusions and abstract.

Articles that support this problem:

A qualitative study into the difficulties experienced by healthcare decision makers when reading a Cochrane diagnostic test accuracy review

2013 : Systematic reviews

Interpreting systematic reviews: are we ready to make our own conclusions? A cross-sectional study

2011 : Bmc medicine

Why are Cochrane hepato-biliary reviews undervalued by physicians as an aid for clinical decision-making?

2010 : Digestive and liver disease

A systematic assessment of Cochrane reviews and systematic reviews published in high-impact medical journals related to cancer

2018 : Bmj open

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