The quality of reporting of RCTs used within a postoperative pain management meta-analysis, using the CONSORT statement

  title={The quality of reporting of RCTs used within a postoperative pain management meta-analysis, using the CONSORT statement},
  author={Victoria Borg Debono and Shiyuan Zhang and Chenglin Ye and James E. Paul and Aman Arya and Lindsay Hurlburt and Yamini Murthy and Lehana Thabane},
  journal={BMC Anesthesiology},
  pages={13 - 13}
BackgroundRandomized controlled trials (RCTs) are routinely used in systematic reviews and meta-analyses that help inform healthcare and policy decision making. The proper reporting of RCTs is important because it acts as a proxy for health care providers and researchers to appraise the quality of the methodology, conduct and analysis of an RCT. The aims of this study are to analyse the overall quality of reporting in 23 RCTs that were used in a meta-analysis by assessing 3 key methodological… 

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