Characteristic | n/N (%) or mean (SD) |
---|---|
Graphical representation of posterior distribution | 3/34 (8.8) |
Ranking of outcomes | 21/34 (61.8) |
Claims of equivalence | 1/34 (2.9) |
Claims of non-inferiority | 2/34 (5.9) |
Minimally important difference | 8/47 (17.0) |
Type of outcome | |
Binary | 23/34 (67.6) |
Continuous | 4/34 (11.8) |
Binary and continuous | 6/34 (17.6) |
Categorical non-binary | 1/34 (2.9) |
Binary effect measure | 29/34 (85.3) |
Relative risk | 5/29 (17.2) |
OR | 18/29 (62.1) |
HR | 4/29 (13.8) |
Multiple effect measures | 2/39 (6.9) |
Continuous effect measure | 10/34 (29.4) |
Weighted mean difference | 8/10 (80.0) |
Multiple | 2/10 (20.0) |
Categorical non-binary effect measure | 1/34 (2.9) |
Relative risk | 1/1 (100) |
Presentation of results* | |
Table | 24/34 (70.6) |
Text | 32/34 (94.1) |
Figure | 21/34 (61.8 |
Posterior distribution | |
Mean | 1/34 (2.9) |
Median | 4/34 (11.8) |
Not reported | 29/34 (85.3) |
*Studies were counted multiple times when more than one method was used.