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Table 6 Comparison of the overall quality of reports of meta-analyses in the emergency medicine, anaesthesia and critical care literature

From: A systematic evaluation of the quality of meta-analyses in the critical care literature

  Emergency medicine Anaesthesia General surgery Critical care
Mean overall OQAQ score (95% CI) 2.7 (2.1–3.2) 4.3 (3.8–4.7) 3.3 (2.8–3.9) 3.3 (3.0–3.6)
Proportion of reports with an overall OQAQ score ≥5 (95% CI) 13.8 (3.9–31.6) 41.5 (30.7–52.9) 25.5 (14.3–39.6) 30.9 (23.4–39.3)