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Table 2 Eligibility screening form

From: Emergency transportation interventions for reducing adverse pregnancy outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol

STUDY CHARACTERISTICS YES NO UNCLEAR
1. STUDY DESIGN
A) Randomized controlled trial    
B) Non-randomized comparative trial    
C) Cohort study    
D) Case-control (including studies with historical control group)    
E) Controlled before and after study    
F) Cross-sectional study with comparative analysis of subsets of exposed (cases) and unexposed (controls).    
2. STUDY PARTICIPANTS
A) Women in the pre- to post-natal phase of pregnancy? (and/or)    
B) Infants associated with the pregnancy?    
3. STUDY INTERVENTION    
A) Transportation interventions for emergency obstetric care
Provision of any of the following where none existed prior:
   
• Any form of ground transportation (bicycle, motorcycle, oxcart, ambulance, etc.)    
• vouchers/subsidies for transportation    
• loans, or sets up a system of pooled funds    
4. CONTROL
A) Did the control receive additional support for transportation?    
*5. OUTCOME MEASURES    
A) Were any of the following pregnancy-related outcomes reported?    
• Stillbirth and/or neonatal mortality rates    
• Maternal mortality rates,    
• Care-seeking, referral rates,    
• Reduced delay in access to care,    
• Facility delivery rates,    
• Costs-benefit analysis/cost-effectiveness    
6. DECISION
A) Include?    
B) Exclude?    
C) UNCLEAR?    
7. COMMENTS /REASONS FOR EXCLUSION
  1. NOTE: A) include if all is “YES”. B) Exclude if 2A, 2B, 3A, 5A are “NO”. C) Otherwise “ UNCLEAR”
  2. *Note that absence of outcome measure is not an exclusion criterion at this stage of eligibility screening; simply indicate outcomes assessed in each included study