Improving the quality of the evidence: the necessity to lead by example

Mary Simons*, Kathryn Busch, Alberto Avolio, Hosen Kiat, Andrew Davidson

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Published systematic reviews and meta-analyses should comply with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, or PRISMA checklist. Variable reporting of systematic reviews has recently led to a number of publications demonstrating a lack of compliance with PRISMA. Poor reporting compliance can lower researchers’ and clinicians’ ability to detect bias in published research and can also lead to impaired clinical decision-making. The authors of this paper support the need for greater adherence to PRISMA standards when preparing systematic reviews and meta-analyses for publication and call on researchers who are drawing attention to this problem to lead by example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-166
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Compliance
  • PRISMA checklist
  • Systematic reviews


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