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Table 2 Summary of the causes of exclusion of rejected studies

From: Instruments for assessing the risk of falls in acute hospitalized patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

REASON FOR EXCLUSION
Does not meet inclusion criteria This is not a validation study of an instrument for assessing the risk of falls Provides no data or insufficient data to reproduce the calculations of diagnostic validity It’s a comment from another article The study fails the assessment of methodological quality Language other than English, Spanish or Portuguese
Brians 1991 [49]; Browne 2004 [50]; Chow 2007 [51]; Eagle 1999 [52]; El Miedany 2011 [53]; Gerdhem 2005 [54]; Haines 2006 [55]; Haines 2007 [56]; Harrington 2010 [57]; Heinze 2006 [58]; Heinze 2009 [59]; Hendrich 1995 [17]; Hendrich 2003 [18]; Hernández 2008 [60]; Hill 2004 [61]; Jester 2005 [62]; Lee 2011 [63]; Macavoy 1996 [64]; Mertens 2007 [65]; Mertens 2010 [66]; Morse 1988 [14]; Myers 2003 [24]; Myers&Nikoletti 2003 [67]; Nakagawa 2008 [68]; Oliver 2004 [9]; Oliver 2008 [69]; O’Connell 2002 [70]; Perell 2001 [10]; Petitpierre 2010 [71]; Price 1998 [72]; Roqueta 2007 [73]; Tew 2011 [74]; Toyabe 2010 [75]; Webster 2008 [76]; Webster 2010 [77]; Yauk 2005 [78]; Cina-Tschumi 2009 [79]; Currie 2004 [80]; Echevarría 2007 [81]; Forrester 1999 [82]; Giles 2006 [83]; Hendrich 1988 [84]; Hendrich 2007 [85]; Juvé 1999 [86]; Kinn 2001 [87]; McFarlane 2004 [88]; Parker 2000 [89]; Poe 2005 [90]; Webster&Courtney 2008 [91]; Wiens 2006 [92] Agudelo 2010 [93]; Salameh 2008 [94]; Schwendimann 2006 B [95] Agudelo 2009 [96]; Beghe 2007 [97]; Healey 2010 [98]; Kasseroler 2009 [99] Conley 1999 [12]; McCollam 1995 [100]; Robeywilliams 2007 [101] Caldara 2008 [102]; Chiari 2002 [103]; Días 2006 [104]; Salarvand 2010 [105]
  1. References of excluded studies grouped by main reason for exclusion.