- Framework of problems / Comprehensive
- Overly stringent inclusion criteria affecting external validity
- Systematic reviews need to consider applicability to disadvantaged populations: inter-rater agreement for a health equity plausibility algorithm
|BMC MEDICAL RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
|Year Of Publishing
Overly stringent inclusion criteria affecting external validity
Failure to consider equity, different socioeconomic groups or disadvantaged populations
|Number of systematic reviews included
|Summary of Findings
|Systematic reviews were rated as having important differences in relative effects across sex and socioeconomic status for a range of individual and population-level interventions. However, there was very low inter-rater agreement for these assessments. There is an unmet need for discussion of plausibility of differential effects in systematic reviews. Low kappa agreement between raters suggests a need for a depth of content expertise and stakeholders on systematic review author teams in making such decisions.
|Did the article find that the problem(s) led to qualitative changes in interpretation of the results?
|Are the methods of the article described in enough detail to replicate the study?