Identification of problems in search strategies in C ochrane R eviews

Ref ID 621
First Author J. V. A. Franco
Year Of Publishing 2018
Keywords Cochrane
General medical
Problem(s) Errors or omissions in search strategy
Number of systematic reviews included 70
Summary of Findings The authors found problems in the design of the search strategies in 73% of reviews (95% CI, 60‐84%) and 53% of these contained problems (95% CI, 38‐69%) that could limit both the sensitivity and precision of the search strategies.
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