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  1. SciScore for 10.1101/2022.05.06.22274782: (What is this?)

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

    Table 1: Rigor

    Ethicsnot detected.
    Sex as a biological variablenot detected.
    Randomizationnot detected.
    Blindingnot detected.
    Power Analysisnot detected.

    Table 2: Resources

    No key resources detected.


    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:
    Limitations: Use of PCR results may misclassify infected individuals,52,53 although its relatively low sensitivity would be expected to bias results towards the null. Similarly, because cycle-time values for PCR tests were not available and viral cultures were not feasible, test-positive individuals may have been recently infected but no longer infectious at the time of their testing. Follow-up beginning eight weeks after testing was chosen to balance these considerations. Using health care encounters as a measure of post-acute COVID-19 health care needs likely underestimates the true burden of long COVID, particularly as health care decreased during initial phases of the pandemic among some populations and in Ontario, in particular.30,54-56 There is no generally accepted method for weighing severity of different types of health care encounters57,58; our composite measure gives hospitalization and long-term care more weight due to their severity, although findings were robust in sensitivity analyses. Because inclusion was conditioned on PCR testing, results may not generalize to populations with significant barriers to testing. Indication for testing and occupation (e.g., health care worker) were not available, so we are unable to determine whether these factors may modify associations between SARS-CoV-2 infection and type of post-acute health care use. To address potential changes in testing indications and capacity over time, test date was included in the propensity score a...

    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.


    About SciScore

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