The PRISMA Extension Statement for Reporting of Systematic Reviews Incorporating Network Meta-analyses of Health Care Interventions: Checklist and Explanations

The PRISMA statement is a reporting guideline designed to improve the completeness of reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Authors have used this guideline worldwide to prepare their reviews for publication. In the past, these reports typically compared 2 treatment alternatives. With the evolution of systematic reviews that compare multiple treatments, some of them only indirectly, authors face novel challenges for conducting and reporting their reviews. A group of experts participated in a systematic review, Delphi survey, and face-to-face discussion and consensus meeting to establish new checklist items for this extension statement. Current PRISMA items were also clarified. A modified, 32-item PRISMA extension checklist was developed to address what the group considered to be immediately relevant to the reporting of network meta-analyses.

  • Authors: B Hutton, G Salanti, D Caldwell, A Chaimani, C Schmid,C Cameron, J Ioannidis, S Straus, K Thorlund, J Jansen, C Mulrow, F Catala´ -Lo´ pez, P Gøtzsche, K Dickersin, I Boutron, D Altman, D Moher
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Source: Annals of Medicine