Examining the quality of evidence to support the effectiveness of interventions: an analysis of systematic reviews

Ref ID 689
First Author R.L. Kane
Journal BMJ OPEN
Year Of Publishing 2016
URL https://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011051
Keywords General medical
Problem(s) Interpreted without considering certainty or overall quality of the evidence base
Number of systematic reviews included 76
Summary of Findings The convenience sample found that 84% of the intervention/outcome pairs from the included studies were rated as low or insufficient quality of evidence. Only 4% were rated high, and 12% were rated moderate. Of all 76 reviews, only 42 rated the quality of evidence.
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? No