An explanation of PROSPECT methodology and Working Group processes can be found at the following link: http://esraeurope.org/prospect-methodology
For the laminectomy review, the Subgroup members were:
Pauline Le Cacheux2*
Axel R. Sauter3,4
Girish P. Joshi5
* Laurens Peene and Pauline Le Cacheux equally share first authorship.
Assessments of the quality of study methodology and reporting
All included studies were assessed for quality according to PROSPECT methodology (Joshi 2019, http://esraeurope.org/prospect-methodology). The study quality assessments for laminectomy are summarised here: Quality assessment table.
The limitations of this review are related to those of the included studies:
The AGREE II instrument (Brouwers 2010) is used internationally to assess the methodological rigour and transparency of practice guidelines. As far as possible, the methodology of the PROSPECT Laminectomy review meets the requirements of ‘Domain 3: Rigour of development’ of the AGREE II instrument: