High quality of evidence is uncommon in Cochrane systematic reviews in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Emergency Medicine

Ref ID 287
First Author A. Conway
Year Of Publishing 2017
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5680988/pdf/ejanet-34-808.pdf
Keywords Cochrane
Problem(s) Interpreted without considering certainty or overall quality of the evidence base
Weaknesses identified in some Cochrane reviews
Number of systematic reviews included 159
Summary of Findings 65% of included reviews used the GRADE system to evaluate the quality [certainty] of evidence. 47% of included reviews were assessed as making a conclusive statement about the effects of an intervention. The likelihood that a review was conclusive increased with the number of studies it included and its quality of evidence for the primary outcome.
Did the article find that the problem(s) led to qualitative changes in interpretation of the results? Not Applicable
Are the methods of the article described in enough detail to replicate the study? Yes