Risk of bias in included studies
Cochrane Interactive Learning: module 5 - introduction to study quality and risk of bias
|Standard||Rationale and elaboration||Resources|
|R73||"Risk of bias" table||Mandatory|
|Present a ‘Risk of bias’ table for each included study, with judgements about risks of bias, and explicit support for these judgements.||
The ‘Risk of bias’ table in RevMan should be used, this is an extension of the table of ‘Characteristics of included studies’.
MECIR conduct standard 52: Assess the risk of bias for each included study. For randomized trials, the Cochrane 'Risk of bias' tool should be used, involving judgements and supports for those judgements across a series of domains of bias, as described in Chapter 8 of the Handbook (version 5 or later).
|R74||Summary assessments of risk of bias||Highly desirable|
|Summarize the risk of bias across domains for each key outcome for each included study, and ensure that these are supported by the information presented in the ‘Risk of bias’ tables.||MECIR conduct standard 58: Summarize the risk of bias for each key outcome for each study.|
|R75||Risk of bias in included studies||Mandatory|
|Provide a brief narrative summary of the risks of bias among the included studies.||It may be helpful to identify any studies considered to be at low risk of bias for particular key outcomes.|