As part of the improvements to Trip we have had a special focus on systematic reviews (SRs), as these are a key element of EBM (and many recent posts on this blog relate to SRs). As it stands we are just shy of 500,000 (this figure includes a number of Health Technology Assessments). In addition to published SRs we also link to over 150,000 registered SRs – those planned and ongoing.

However, an important consideration of ours is that users may see a systematic review (at the top of the EBM pyramid) and suspend scepticism. So, we’re still working hard on a quality score for SRs. This is going well and I’d like to think it’ll make an appearance before the end of the year.

So, size is important but size with quality is even better.