Other useful information
Often there may be some other information that might be useful to consider when discussing the results of a review. For example, it might help to include some information about the size or frequency of a particular health care problem that the review is addressing. However, you need to be quite careful because this information may be very context specific and might be better addressed at a more local level. Much as it would be good if we could provide users of a review with all the information they require to make a decision, this is rarely (if ever) possible.
There are more formal ways of using the evidence and considering benefits, harms, patient preferences and other factors specific to your particular setting. These tools, often termed decision analyses or decision trees, are outside the scope of this material, but often draw on evidence provided by Cochrane Reviews.