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Table 1 Summary baseline characteristics of the included reviews

From: Quality of reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in emergency medicine based on the PRISMA statement

  Total n = 112
Type of review, n (%)
 Systematic review 54 (48)
 Meta-analysis 58 (52)
Year of publication, n (%)
 2015 52 (46)
 2016 60 (54)
Journal, n (%)
 AcEM 21 (19)
 AEM 10 (9)
 Injury 36 (32)
 Resuscitation 32 (28)
 SJTREM 13 (12)
Published in journal requiring PRISMA adherence, n (%) 63 (56)
PRISMA use mentioned in review, n (%) 67 (60)
Number of articles included in review, median (IQR) 5 (4–6)
Only RCT’s included in the review, n (%) 15 (13)
Author with affiliation to an epidemiology and/or statistic department, n (%) 13 (12)
  1. AcEM Academic Emergency Medicine, AEM Academic Emergency Medicine, IQR InterQuartile Range, PRISMA preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses, RCT randomized controlled trial, SJTREM Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine