Systematic reviews - a perspective on benefits and concerns in 2011. Safe, sound and sorted?

In 2009, the PRISMA statement was published listing preferred reporting terms for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (4). This represented a major advance in that the previous QUORUM statement focused solely on reducing the sub-optimal reporting of meta-analyses (3). The PRISMA statement is a 27item checklist and the authors have also helpfully produced a… CONTINUE READING