Table 3—

Assessment of study quality

CharacteristicFrequency#
Study design
 Cross sectional7
 Case–control1
 Both1
 Not reported1
Recruitment (sampling) method
 Random sampling1
 Consecutive and random1
 Convenience sampling6
 Convenience and random1
 Not reported1
Verification
 Complete10
Blinded interpretation
 Yes2
 No4
 Not reported4
  • #: n = 10 studies; : of index test results by reference standard drug-susceptibility testing.