Can a core outcome set improve the quality of systematic reviews?–a survey of the Co-ordinating Editors of Cochrane Review Groups

Ref ID 9
First Author J. J. Kirkham
Journal TRIALS
Year Of Publishing 2013
Keywords Cochrane
Missing data
General medical
Problem(s) Failure to address missing outcome data in analyses
Failure to define clinically meaningful outcomes
Number of systematic reviews included 143
Summary of Findings In one fifth (n=26 (18%)) of the published 283 reviews in the total sample, more than 50% of the patient data for the primary outcome was missing. Responses to the survey were received from 90% of Co-ordinating Editors. Thirty-six percent of Cochrane Review Group's have a centralized policy regarding which outcomes to include in the Summary of Findings table and 73% of Co-ordinating Editors thought that a Core Outcome Set for effectiveness trials should be used routinely for a Summary of Findings table.
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