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Table 2 Risk of bias criteria 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] 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] Farrero et al. (2001) [24] Grunfeld et al. (1999) [43] Hanumanthu et al. (1997) [37] Harrison et al. (2002) [23] Jeansawang et al. (2012) [27] Ledwige et al. (2005) [22] Linden & Butterworth (2014) [20] Luttik et al. (2014) [41] Moalosi et al. (2003) [39] 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, Akroyd and Burke (2010) [25]
Risk of bias criteria
 Was the allocation sequence adequately generated? High risk High risk Low risk Low risk High risk Low risk High risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk High risk Low risk High risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk High risk Low risk High risk Low risk High risk High risk Low risk High risk
 Was the allocation adequately concealed? Low risk High risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk High risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk High risk Low risk Unclear risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk High risk Low risk High risk Low risk High risk High risk Low risk High risk
 Were baseline outcome measures similar? Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk
 Were baseline characteristics similar? Unclear risk High risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk High risk Low risk Low risk
 Were incomplete outcome data adequately addressed? Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk
 Was knowledge of the allocated interventions adequately prevented during the study? High risk High risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk
 Was the study adequately protected against contamination? Unclear risk High risk Low risk High risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk High risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk
 Was the study free from selective outcome reporting? Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Unclear risk
 Was the study free from other risk of bias? Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk Low risk