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Table 3 Seven excluded studies

From: The impact on healthcare, policy and practice from 36 multi-project research programmes: findings from two reviews

Author, date, location Programme/speciality Reason for exclusion
Alberta Heritage Fund for Medical Research, 2003 [80]; Alberta, Canada Alberta Heritage Fund for Medical Research HTA programme The number of projects in which any impact (only on policy) was identified was described as ‘most’, which could not be included in the statistical analysis (NB: this is a different study than the one with the same author and same year that was included in the analysis as reference [33])
Aymerich et al., 2012 [81], Spain Network centre for research in epidemiology and public health Data for impact on reviews and on guidelines/other policies was combined making it impossible to identify the specific policy impact that would have been made by the contribution to guidelines, etc.; the healthcare benefits were potential not actual
Catalan Agency for HTA and Research, 2006 [82], Catalonia, Spain TV3 telethon for biomedical research in Catalonia: different speciality each year Most of the data on impacts seemed to be potential impacts, and the data that were available were presented as total instances not the percentage of projects reporting the impact category
Cohen et al., 2015 [83], Australia National Health and Medical Research Council: intervention studies in various programmes While it was a multi-project assessment covering 70 eligible intervention projects, they came from more than one programme and were not the total number of projects from the programmes of which they were part
NHS Executive Trent, 1997 [84], United Kingdom Programme of the Trent Region of the NHS: wide range of basic and applied research The number of projects in which any impact (on policy and on practice) was identified was described just as ‘<10’, and so not included in the statistical analysis
Shani et al., 2000 [85], Israel Israeli Ministry of Health’s Medical Technologies Administration/Israeli Center for Technology in Health Care: HTA The number of projects in which any impact (only on policy) was identified was described just as ‘86–100’, and so not included in the statistical analysis; also the paper was a commentary rather than a research report
Stryer et al., 2000 [86], United States of America Agency for Health Care and Research Quality: Outcomes and effectiveness research The number of projects in which any impact (on policy and on practice) was identified was described as ‘limited’, and so could not be included in the statistical analysis