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Table 2 Quality assessment of studies with Drummond’s checklist and UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) quality criteria

From: Primary and secondary prevention interventions for cardiovascular disease in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review of economic evaluations

Author, publication year Drummond score NICE quality rating Risk of bias
Permanicha et al. 2015 24/35 + Moderate
Anderson et al. 2000 15/35 High
Mason et al. 2014 29/35 ++ Low
Donaldson et al. 2011 25/35 + Moderate
Yan et al. 2015 17/35 High
Bautista et al. 2013 24/35 + Moderate
Anderson et al. 2000 21/35 + Moderate
Basu et al. 2016 29/35 ++ Low
Khonputsa et al. 2012 28/35 ++ Low
Rabus et al. 2005 22/35 + Moderate
Gaziano et al. 2006 27/35 ++ Low
Gaziano et al. 2015 26/35 + Moderate
Li et al. 2015 31/35 ++ Low
Ortegon et al. 2012 29/35 ++ Low
Permsuwan et al. 2015 28/35 ++ Low
Ha et al. 2011 30/35 ++ Low
Schulman-Marcus et al. 2010 28/35 ++ Low
Jafar et al. 2011 29/35 ++ Low
Choosakulchart et al. 2013 28/35 ++ Low
Lakic et al. 2012 20/35 + Moderate
Pan et al. 2014 29/35 ++ Low
Wilcox et al. 2015 26/35 + Moderate
Gaziano et al. 2005 27/35 ++ Low
Amirsadri and Hassani 2015 31/35 ++ Low
Wu et al. 2014 28/35 ++ Low
Mejia et al. 2015 25/35 + Moderate
Salomon et al. 2012 27/35 ++ Low
Gu et al. 2015 29/35 ++ Low
Nguyen et al. 2016 29/35 ++ Low
Davies et al. 2013 24/35 + Moderate
Jarungsuccess et al. 2014 23/35 + Moderate
Wang et al. 2013 23/35 + Moderate
Robberstad et al. 2007 26/35 + Moderate
Ngalesoni FN et al. 2016 28/35 ++ Low
Tolla et al. 2016 27/35 ++ Low
Rubinstein et al. 2010 27/35 ++ Low
Basu et al. 2015 26/35 + Moderate
Rosendaal et al. 2010 28/35 ++ Low
Ekwunife et al. 2013 27/35 ++ Low
Amirsadri and Sedighi 2017 29/35 ++ Low
Wang et al. 2017 15/35 High
Polanczyk et al. 2007 22/35 + Moderate
Garcia-Pena et al. 2002 21/35 + Moderate
Ribeiro et al. 2010 28/35 ++ Low
Araujo et al. 2008 21/35 + Moderate
Araujo et al. 2007 24/35 + Moderate
Murray et al. 2003 25/35 + Moderate
Akkazieva et al. 2009 21/35 + Moderate
Gonzalez-Diaz et al. 2015 26/35 + Moderate
Huang and Ren 2010 13/35 High
  1. Drummond summary score: ≥ 27/35 (75%) = ‘++’, 18–26/35 (50–75%) = ‘+’, score < 18/35 (< 50%) = ‘−’