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Table 1 AMSTAR items

From: Overview of systematic reviews of the effectiveness of reminders in improving healthcare professional behavior

  AMSTAR item Number of reviews which met criteria (total 35)
1 Was an a priori design provided? 2
2 Was there duplicate study selection and data extraction? 20
3 Was a comprehensive literature search performed? 26
4 Was the status of publication (that is, grey literature) used as an inclusion criterion? 3
5 Was a list of studies (included and excluded) provided? 3
6 Were the characteristics of the included studies provided? 27
7 Was the scientific quality of the included studies assessed and documented? 22
8 Was the scientific quality of the included studies used appropriately in formulating conclusions? 10
9 Were the methods used to combine the findings of studies appropriate? 21
10 Was the likelihood of publication bias assessed? 2
11 Was the conflict of interest included? 0