1. SciScore for 10.1101/2021.09.09.21263341: (What is this?)

    Please note, not all rigor criteria are appropriate for all manuscripts.

    Table 1: Rigor

    NIH rigor criteria are not applicable to paper type.

    Table 2: Resources

    Software and Algorithms
    All calculations were carried out using SPSS V26.
    suggested: (SPSS, RRID:SCR_002865)

    Results from OddPub: We did not detect open data. We also did not detect open code. Researchers are encouraged to share open data when possible (see Nature blog).

    Results from LimitationRecognizer: We detected the following sentences addressing limitations in the study:
    Despite these limitations, group sizes were sufficient to enable comparisons (although not to the level of specific ethnic groups) and, while not providing population-level prevalence data, the sample does enable, for the first time, identification of risk factors to inform future practice and policy. Bereaved people reported worse experiences in relation to hospital and care home deaths than deaths at home or hospice, as in pre-pandemic studies25-28. In the first ten weeks of the pandemic in the UK, deaths in care homes increased by 220%, and home and hospital deaths by 77% and 90%, respectively, while hospice deaths fell by 20%29. The increase in home deaths was sustained30 and hospices shifted their resources to the community31. Our findings suggest that despite the rise in home deaths during the pandemic, they were associated with better experiences of end-of-life care than deaths in other settings, indicating that primary and community care services were successful in supporting home deaths, particularly in light of the additional pressures on services32. The finding that COVID-19 deaths were associated with poorer end-of-life and early bereavement experiences lends some support to the hypothesis that the pandemic will increase levels of prolonged grief disorder and other longer-term poor bereavement outcomes. Among the COVID-19 bereaved, such outcomes might be explained by the higher likelihood of poor end-of-life care experiences when a death is unexpected as well as t...

    Results from TrialIdentifier: No clinical trial numbers were referenced.

    Results from Barzooka: We did not find any issues relating to the usage of bar graphs.

    Results from JetFighter: We did not find any issues relating to colormaps.

    Results from rtransparent:
    • Thank you for including a conflict of interest statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • Thank you for including a funding statement. Authors are encouraged to include this statement when submitting to a journal.
    • No protocol registration statement was detected.

    Results from scite Reference Check: We found no unreliable references.

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