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Table 4 Quality ratings for each study reporting on referral rate from screening step 1, grouped by the programme determinant studied

From: Protocol and programme factors associated with referral and loss to follow-up from newborn hearing screening: a systematic review

Programme determinant studied Author/s (year) [citation] Quality rating (/6)
Devices Chan et al. (2015) [40]a 3
Govaerts et al. (2001) [41] 4
Murray et al. (2004) [42]a 3
Deniz et al. (2020) [43]a 3
Kishino et al. (2021) [44]a 3
Passing criteria Akinpelu et al. (2019) [45] 4
De Ceulaer et al. (1999), De Ceulaer et al. (2001) [46, 47] 3
Gabbard et al. (1999) [31] 3
Korres et al. (2003) [48] 4
Korres et al. (2005) [49] 4
Identification of Neonatal HI (Norton et al., 2000a, Norton et al., 2000b, Norton et al., 2000c, Sininger et al., 2000a) [18,19,20,21] 5
Rescreening within step 1 Burdzgla et al. (2007) [50] 1
Clemens and Davis (2001) [51]a 6
Korres et al. (2005) [49] 4
Pastorino et al. (2005) [52] 3
Shoup et al. (2005) [53]a 6
Vernier et al. (2021) [54] 3
Infant status Korres et al. (2005) [49] 4
Vohr et al. (1993) [55] 1
Infant age since birth (inpatient) Arslan et al. (2013) [56] 4
Berninger and Westling (2011) [57] 5
Chung et al. (2019) [58]a 4
Dimitriou et al. (2016) [59] 3
Hrncic et al. (2019) [60] 4
Kelly et al. (2021) [61]a 4
Korres et al. (2003) [62] 2
Labaeka et al. (2018) [63]a 3
Tabrizi et al. (2017) [64] 2
Vernier et al. (2021) [54] 3
Vohr et al. (1993) [55] 1
Wessex Universal Neonatal Hearing Screening Trial Group (1998) [13] 4
Infant age / Inpatient vs. outpatient Kanji et al. (2018) [65] 2
Kolski et al. (2007) [66] 3
Olusanya et al. (2009) [67] 4
Scheepers et al. (2014) [68] 4
Uilenburg et al. (2009) [69] 3
Screening professional and experience de Kock et al. (2016) [70]b 5
Gallus et al. (2020) [71] 3
Stewart et al. (2000) [72]a 3
Hospital size and setting for step 1 Fan et al. (2010) [73]a 3
Grasso et al. (2008) [74] 4
Hergils (2007) [75] 6
Mehl and Thomson (2002) [76]a 4
Olusanya (2010) [77] 5
Scheepers et al. (2014) [68] 4
Programme organisation Barker et al. (2013) [78]a 5
Park et al. (2020) [79]b 3
  1. aaABR used
  2. baABR and OAE used