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Table 1 Quality scoring using the CHEERS criteria

From: Cost-utility analysis in chronic kidney disease patients undergoing kidney transplant; what pays? A systematic review

  CHEERS criterion CUA of transplanting infectious kidneys (n = 03) CUA of kidney allocation policies (n = 09) CUA of technology used in KT (n = 04) Total (%) (n = 16)
1 Title 1 4 3 8 (50.0)
2 Abstract 1 5 3 9 (56.3)
3 Background and objectives 3 9 4 16 (100.0)
4 Target population and subgroups 3 9 4 16 (100.0)
5 Setting and location 2 9 3 14 (87.5)
6 Study perspective 2 8 4 14 (87.5)
7 Comparators 3 9 4 16 (100.0)
8 Time horizon 3 7 4 14 (87.5)
9 Discount rate 3 9 4 16 (100.0)
10 Choice of health outcomes 3 9 2 14 (87.5)
11 Measurement of effectiveness 2 9 4 15 (93.8)
12 Measurement and valuation of preference-based outcomes NA 1a NA 01 (100.0)
13 Estimating resources and costs 1 9 4 14 (87.5)
14 Currency, price date, and conversion 2 8 4 14 (87.5)
15 Choice of model 2 7 3 12 (75.0)
16 Assumptions 3 5 2 10 (62.5)
17 Analytical methods 0 5 0 05 (31.3)
18 Study parameters 2 6 4 12 (75.0)
19 Incremental costs and outcomes 3 8 3 14 (87.5)
20 Characterising uncertainty 3 8 4 15 (93.8)
21 Characterising heterogeneity 0 2 0 02 (12.5)
22 Study findings, limitations, generalisability, and current knowledge 2 7 4 13 (81.3)
23 Source of funding 1 7 2 10 (62.5)
24 Conflicts of interest 1 5 2 08 (50.0)
  1. NA not applicable
  2. aApplicable only to one study