Most systematic reviews reporting adherence to AMSTAR 2 had critically low methodological quality: a cross-sectional meta-research study

Ref ID 934
First Author R. Bojcic
Year Of Publishing 2024
Keywords General medical
Non-Cochrane reviews
Low methodological quality
Problem(s) Following guidelines is no guarantee of a rigorous systematic review
Low methodological (AMSTAR) quality
Number of systematic reviews included 43
Summary of Findings From 43 included systematic reviews indexed across MEDLINE and Embase from January 1, 2018, until May 3, 2022 and which claimed adherence to AMSTAR-2. Five of the 43 systematic reviews were of critically low confidence, 7 systematic reviews were of low confidence, and one systematic review was of high confidence.
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