Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research
Published in PLoS Medicine this PRISMA extension aims to improve the transparency and completeness of the reporting of systematic reviews that have a major focus on health equity. Developed using an inclusive and evidence-based process the guideline checklist includes an additional 20 items to the original PRISMA Statement addressing, amongst other things, particular methodological issues that are specific to the reporting of systematic reviews focusing on equity.
The PLoS Medicine Editors have written an editorial discussing these new reporting guidelines and endorsing their use.
Welch V, Petticrew M, Tugwell P, Moher D, O’Neill J, et al. (2012) PRISMA-Equity 2012 Extension: Reporting Guidelines for Systematic Reviews with a Focus on Health Equity. PLoS Med 9(10): e1001333. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001333
The PLOS Medicine Editors (2012) Bringing Clarity to the Reporting of Health Equity. PLoS Med 9(10): e1001334. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001334. Link to full-text
In a previous post detailing my time with the EQUATOR Network, I spoke about my work on the STrengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement. STROBE is one of the original “core” reporting guidelines which provides guidance...