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Table 1 Study eligibility criteria and study outcomes

From: The offering of family presence during resuscitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study type • Randomized controlled trials
• Published in journals or abstract form
• No date restriction
• No language restriction
Population • Patients undergoing resuscitation, as defined by study authors, including cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, or circulatory failure/shock, and trauma
• Resuscitation occurring in the outpatient/community, inpatient ward, or intensive care unit settings
Intervention • Family presence during resuscitation or systematic offering of family presence during resuscitation
• May or may not include presence of support staff during resuscitation, presence of follow-up/debriefing with family, or referral to counseling following resuscitation
Comparison • Usual care, family not present during resuscitation, or not systematically offered the opportunity to be present
• May or may not include presence of support staff during resuscitation, presence of follow-up/debriefing with family, or referral to counseling following resuscitation
Primary outcomes • Patient outcomes: mortality, quality of resuscitation (duration of resuscitation, number, and timing of critical resuscitation events)
• Family outcomes: symptoms of depression, symptoms of anxiety