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Table 10 Quality assessment results of mixed methods studies

From: Implementing electronic health records in hospitals: a systematic literature review

Qualitative criteria mixed methods studies [23] [43]
Question/objective sufficiently described? 1 2
Study design evident and appropriate? 2 2
Context for the study clear? 2 1
Connection to a theoretical framework/wider body of knowledge? 0 1
Sampling strategy described, relevant and justified? 1 0
Data collection methods clearly described and systematic? 1 1
Data analysis clearly described and systematic? 1 0
Use of verification procedure (s) to establish credibility? 0 0
Conclusions supported by the results? 1 1
Reflexivity of the account? 0 0
Quantitative criteria mixed methods studies   
Question/objective sufficiently described? 1 2
Study design evident and appropriate? 2 2
Method of subject/comparison group selection or source of information/input variables described and appropriate? 2 1
Subject (and comparison group, if applicable) characteristics sufficiently described? 1 0
If interventional and random allocation was possible, was it described? N/A N/A
If interventional and blinding of investigators was possible, was it reported? N/A N/A
If interventional and blinding of subjects was possible, was it reported? N/A N/A
Outcome and (if applicable) exposure measure (s) well defined and robust to measurement/misclassification bias? Means of assessment reported? 2 0
Sample size appropriate? 2 N/A
Analytic methods described/justified and appropriate? 2 0
Some estimate of variance is reported for the main results? 1 0
Controlled for confounding? N/A N/A
Results reported in sufficient detail? 2 0
Conclusions supported by the results? 2 1
Total score/possible maximum score 26/40 14/38