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Table 3 Summary of the intervention or aetiology assessment, level of evidence classification and quality ratings

From: The standard of healthcare accreditation standards: a review of empirical research underpinning their development and impact

Level of evidence   Quality ratings  
  +++ ++ +
I    
II   Salmon et al. (2003)[27]  
   Rowe-Murray and Fisher (2003) [20]  
III-2 Herr and Titler (2009) [17] Kozhimann et al. (2009) [30]   
III-3 Piontek et al. (2003) [26]   
IV Aiken et al. (2008)[35] Stradling et al. (2007)[34]  
  Devers et al. (2004) [34] Lamb et al. (2003) [29]  
  Longo et al. (1995) [32] Valenstein et al. (2009) [31]  
  Thornlow and Merwin (2009) [18] Weng et al. (2003) [28]  
  1. Bold = Interventions as per the NHMRC criteria; Non-bold = Aetiology as per the NHMRC criteria.