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Table 3 Quality assessment of randomised control trials in meta-analysis based on the Jadad Scale

From: Comparing clinical outcomes of piperacillin-tazobactam administration and dosage strategies in critically ill adult patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Quality assessment of RCT’sLau [14]Rafati [15]Robert [17]Li [19]Ye [20]Lu [26]Jamal [28]Abdul [33]Cotrina [29]Bao [32]
 2006200620092010201120132015201620162017
(1) Described as randomised1111111111
(2) Described as double blind0000000010
(3) Description of withdrawals1111011111
(4) Randomisation method described1011001111
(5) Double blinding method described0000000010
Score (−/5)3/52/53/53/51/52/53/53/55/53/5
  1. RCT’s Randomised Control Trials
  2. Randomisation:
  3. Up to two points are given(1): described as randomised (yes = 1) (no = 0) and(4)randomisation method described (yes = 1) (no = 0)
  4. Double blinding:
  5. Up to two points are given(2): described as double blind (yes = 1) (no = 0) and(5)double blinding method described (yes = 1) (no = 0)
  6. Reports of withdrawals and dropouts:
  7. Up to one point is given(3): Description of withdrawals (yes = 1) (no = 0)