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Table 2 Summary of quality assessment

From: Hospitalization at the end of life among nursing home residents with dementia: a systematic review

First Author, Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Aaltonen, 2014 [33] Yes Yes Yes No N/A No Yes No N/A
Agar, 2017 [34] No Yes No No Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes
Allers, 2018 [13] Yes Yes Yes No N/A No Yes No N/A
Cai, 2016 [35] Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A Unclear Yes Yes N/A
Gessert, 2008 [36] Yes Yes Yes No N/A Yes Yes Yes N/A
Hendriks, 2017 [20] Yes Yes No No Yes Unclear Unclear Yes Yes
Houttekier,2014 [21] Yes Unclear No Yes Yes Unclear No Yes Yes
Krishnan, 2015 [37] No Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes N/A
Lamberg, 2005 [30] No Yes No Yes Unclear Yes Unclear No N/A
Li, 2013 [22] Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A No Yes Yes N/A
Livingston, 2013 [31] No Yes No No Unclear No Unclear Yes Unclear
Sloane, 2008 [15] Yes Yes No Yes Unclear No Unclear Yes Yes
Temkin-Greener, 2013 [32] Yes Yes Yes No N/A Unclear Yes Yes N/A
  1. Quality appraisal criteria [27]:
  2. 1) Was the sample frame appropriate to address the target population?
  3. 2) Were the study participants sampled in an appropriate way?
  4. 3) Was the sample size adequate?
  5. 4) Were the study subjects and the setting described in detail?
  6. 5) Was the data analysis conducted with sufficient coverage of the identified sample?
  7. 6) Were valid methods used for the identification of the condition?
  8. 7) Was the condition measured in a standard, reliable way for all participants?
  9. 8) Was there appropriate statistical analysis?
  10. 9) Was the response rate adequate, and if not, was the low response rate managed appropriately?
  11. Abbreviations: N/A Not applicable