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Table 1 Inclusion/exclusion criteria

From: Methods for estimating the burden of antimicrobial resistance: a systematic literature review protocol

Criteria Inclusion Exclusion
Population Humans Animals
All ages Plants
All sexes  
Infection with antimicrobial resistant organism  
Intervention Not applicable Not applicable
Comparator Not applicable Not applicable
Outcomes Associated health burden, to include but not restricted to:
Morbidity; for example excess length of stay in hospital
Health-related quality of life only
Associated Healthcare cost burden, to include but not restricted to:
Resource use
Opportunity cost
Molecular biology only
Economic burden, to include but not restricted to:
Costs associated with loss of productivity and reduced labour force
Work-loss hours per/case episode
Epidemiology only
Secondary burden from not being able to use antibiotics in ways previously or currently used in healthcare, to include but not restricted to:
Reduced surgery Reduced use in chemotherapy and similar therapies
Outcomes associated with the evaluation of an intervention such as clinical cure rate only
Study design Case–control studies Editorials
Cohort studies Letters
Cross–sectional studies Case series report
Longitudinal studies Conference abstracts/reports
Randomised controlled trials Evaluations of treatments/interventions
Modelling studies Reviews
Economic evaluations  
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