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Table 3 Risk of bias assessment for the studies included in the NICE guideline and for the studies included in the current study

From: Anti-hypertensive drugs deprescribing: an updated systematic review of clinical trials

Study Random sequence generation Allocation concealment Blinding participants and personnel Blinding of outcome assessment Incomplete outcome data Selective data reporting
NICE Guidelines
 Freis, 1975 [18] ? + ? +
 Greenberg, 1986 [19] + ? ? ? ?
 Maland, 1983 [20] ? ? + ? +
Current study
 Sheppard, 2020 [21] + + + +
 Luymes, 2018 [22] + + + +
  1. Abbreviations: NICE National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  2. Legend: Green symbol = low risk of bias; yellow symbol = unclear risk of bias; red symbol = high risk of bias