Skip to main content

Table 3 Ratings of PI/ECO-similarity degree for the included body of evidence-pairs by each PI/ECO-element

From: Evaluating agreement between bodies of evidence from randomized controlled trials and cohort studies in medical research: a meta-epidemiological study

Similarity rating Population Intervention/Exposure Comparator Outcome Overall
More or less identical 18/129
14%
41/129
32%
61/129
47%
120/129
93%
2/129
2%
Similar but not identical 94/129
73%
73/129
56%
52/129
40%
8/129
6%
90/129
70%
Broadly similar 17/129
13%
15/129
12%
16/129
13%
1/129
1%
37/129
28%
  1. PI/ECO Population, intervention/ exposure, comparator, outcome