Table 2

Quality assessment tools 

ToolsStudy designs
CASP checklistSystematic review
Case–control
Cohorts
Qualitative (eg, interviews, focus group discussions and ethnography)
McMaster Critical Review Tool and STROBECross-sectional
Before and after
MMATMixed methods
Aarhus checklistAll included studies that report and measure intervals of patient cancer journey
  • CASP, Critical Appraisal Skills Programme; MMAT, Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool; STROBE, STrengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology.