Equity-Extension of PRISMA

PRISMA-E 2012

New! Explanation and Elaboration paper has been co-published in JCE and IJEH (JDE to follow)!

Welch V, Petticrew M, Petkovic J, Moher D, Waters E, White H, Tugwell P, PRISMA-Equity Bellagio Group. Extending the PRISMA Statement for equity-focused systematic reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): Explanation and elaboration. J Clin Epidemiol. 2015 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print]

Welch V, Petticrew M, Petkovic J, Moher D, Waters E, White H, Tugwell P, PRISMA-Equity Bellagio Group. Extending the PRISMA Statement for equity-focused systematic reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): Explanation and elaboration. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2015; 14:92.

PRISMA-E 2012 Statement

Welch V, Petticrew M, Tugwell P, Moher D, O'Neill J, Waters E, White H, and the PRISMA-Equity Bellagio Group. (2012) PRISMA-Equity 2012 Extension: Reporting Guidelines for Systematic Reviews  with a Focus on Health Equity. PLoS Med 9(10): e1001333. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001333

Download a printable version of the PRISMA-E 2012 checklist:  here

Watch the webinar: Reporting Guidelines for Equity-Focused Systematic Reviews - PRISMA-E 2012 here.

PRISMA-E 2012 in Spanish
Welch V, Petticrew M, Tugwell P, Moher D, O'Neill J, Waters E, White H, y el grupo PRISMA-Equity Bellagio. Extensión PRISMA-Equidad 2012: guías para la escritura y la publicación de revisiones sistemáticas enfocadas en la equidad en salud. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2013;34(1):60-67. 

Related publications:

PLoS Medicine Editorial: Bringing Clarity to the Reporting of Health EquityThe PLOS Medicine Editors (2012) Bringing Clarity to the Reporting of Health Equity. PLoS Med 9(10): e1001334.         doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001334

Burford BJ, Welch V, Waters E, Tugwell P, Moher D, O'Neill J, Koehlmoos T, Petticrew M. Testing the PRISMA-Equity 2012 reporting guideline: The perspectives of systematic review authors.PLoS ONE. 2013;8(10):e75122. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075122.

About the Equity-Extension

Our work over the last five years has identified a significant gap in reporting effectiveness of interventions for poor and vulnerable populations. One way to improve reporting of facets of specific importance to SRs reporting on inequities is to develop specific reporting guidelines, for example, by extending or amplifying the PRISMA statement. Currently PRISMA has no guidance specific to health equity and we are now in the process of developing an extension to PRISMA specifically for equity SRs.

What is PRISMA?

PRISMA stands for Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. The PRISMA Statement aims to help authors improve the reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses by promoting transparency of reporting for methods and results. Click here to read the complete PRISMA Statement.

Bellagio Group

Developing an Equity-Extension for PRISMA: Bellagio, Italy (February 8-10, 2012)
Back row L-R: Trish Groves, Terri Pigott, Tracey Perez Koehlmoos, Tomas Pantoja, Mark Petticrew, Howard White, Luis Gabriel Cuervo, Liz Waters, Prathap Tharyan, Kent Ranson, Liz Wager
Front row L-R: Jennifer O'Neill, Tessa Tan Torres, Shally Awasthi, Peter Tugwell, Zulfi Bhutta, Andy Oxman, Vivian Welch, David Tovey, Ginny Barbour

In December 2011, we conducted a survey on proposed PRISMA-Equity Extension Items: Read the Commentary.

The commentary has been posted on the following blogs: