MECIR Manual
Risk of bias in included studies (R73-R75)

Risk of bias in included studies

Cochrane Training resource: assessing RoB included studies and RoB 2.0 webinar

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).

Also MECIR conduct standards 54 – 61

 
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.  

 

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27 June 2016