Skip to main content

Table 2 Eligibility criteria using the PECO framework

From: Do wastewater treatment plants increase antibiotic resistant bacteria or genes in the environment? Protocol for a systematic review

PopulationAir and water samples from WWTPs
ExposureLocations near WWTPs, or downstream/downwind/down-gradient from this plant in a unidirectional system
ComparatorLocations far away from WWTPs, or upstream/upwind/up-gradient from this plant in a unidirectional system
OutcomePrevalence or concentration of ARB or ARG, specifically from E. coli and other coliforms
  1. ARB antibiotic-resistant bacteria, ARG antibiotic resistance genes, WWTPs wastewater treatment plants