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Table 1 Critical quality appraisal of included articles

From: The role of hospitals in bridging the care continuum: a systematic review of coordination of care and follow-up for adults with chronic conditions

  Abad-Corpa et al. (2013) [18] Akosah et al. (2002) [34] Atienza et al. (2004) [35] Baldwin, Black & Hammond (2014) [19] Blue et al. (2001) [30] Brand et al. (2004) [32] de la Porte et al. (2007) [36] Chiu, Shyu & Liu (2001) [38] Cline et al. (1998) [31] Coleman et al. (2004) [28] Coleman et al. (2006) [29] Cowie et al. (2009) [46] Dossa, Bokhour & Hoenig (2012) [55] Farrero et al. (2001) [24] Grunfeld et al. (1999) [43] Hanumanthu et al. (1997) [37] Harrison et al. (2002) [23] Ireson et al. (2009) [48] Jeansawang et al. (2012) [27] Ledwige et al. (2005) [22] Linden & Butterworth (2014) [20] Luttik et al. (2014) [41] Moalosi et al. (2003) [39] Naithani et al. (2006) [45] Naylor et al. (2004) [26] Rauh et al. (1999) [21] Ricauda et al. (2008) [40] Sadatsafavi et al. (2013) [42] Shi et al. (2015) [33] Vliet Vlietland, Breedveld & Hzaes (1997) [44] Williams (2003) Williams, Akroyd and Burke (2010) [25]
Quality criteria
 Abstract and title X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 Background and aims X X X X    X    X   X X   X   X X X X     X X     X   X X
 Method and data X X X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X  
 Sampling strategy X X X X X X X X X X X X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 Data analysis X X X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 Ethical and bias X   X    X X   X X X X   X X   X X X X X X X X X     X   X X
 Results X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 Generalizability X X X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 Implications and usefullness X X X   X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Score H H H M H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H
  1. H high, M medium