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Table 4 Assessment of risk of bias (RoB) and representativeness of included studies

From: The role of routine SARS-CoV-2 screening of healthcare-workers in acute care hospitals in 2020: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Risk of bias
Are date for the full sample available and used for estimation of prevalence?
Representativeness
Is the data representative for HCW worldwide?
Abdelmoniem et al. [23] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Al-Zoubi et al. [24] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Armin et al. [25] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Brown et al. [26] Low RoB Potentially for hospital staff, wide range of diverse job roles
Campbell et al. [27] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Cavicchiolo et al. [28] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Demmer et al. [29] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Dillner et al. [30] Low RoB Potentially for hospital staff, high case number
Fakhim et al. [31] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Favara et al. [32] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Ferreira et al. [33] Low RoB Potentially for hospital staff, high case number
Fusco et al. [34] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Guery et al. [35] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Halbrook et al. [36] Low RoB Potentially for staff of hospitals and fire departments, high case number
Handal et al. [37] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Hellewell et al. [38] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Hidayat et al. [39] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Horton et al. [40] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Huang et al. [41] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Jameson et al. [42] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Johnson et al. [43] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Kantele et al. [44] Low RoB Potentially for hospital staff, high case number, different risks of C-19 contact
Kassem et al. [45] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Lahner et al. [46] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Lai et al. [47] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Lombardi et al. [48] Low RoB Potentially for nursing homes, high case number
Martin et al. [49] Low RoB Potentially for nursing homes, high case number
Mohanty et al. [50] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Moncunill et al. [51] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Moolla et al. [52] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Olalla et al. [53] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Olmos et al. [54] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Oster et al. [55] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Rivett et al. [15] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Stock et al. [56] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Temkin [57] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Treibel et al. [58] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Vahidy et al. [59] Low RoB Lacking representativeness
Zhou et al. [12] Low RoB Potentially for hospital staff, wide range of diverse job roles
  1. HCW  healthcare worker