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Table 1 Quality assessment criteria for the included studies

From: Antibiotic prescribing in inpatient and outpatient settings in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis study

Quality assessment criteria Score
Study subjects have been described 1
Aims/objectives of study have been clearly stated 1
Data collection method has been clearly described 1
Type of healthcare setting has been mentioned 1
The methods of sampling and calculation of sample size have been explained 1
Percentage of antibiotic prescribing has been specified 1
Groups receiving prescribed antibiotics have been specified 1
Names of prescribed antibiotics have been specified 1
Number of prescribed antibiotics in each prescription has been specified (one antibiotic, 2 antibiotics, and more than 2 antibiotics) 1
Limitations of study have been stated 1
Maximum score 10