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Table 1 Topic areas covered in interviews

From: Scaling up population health interventions from decision to sustainability – a window of opportunity? A qualitative view from policy-makers

Topic areas Objective and description
Professional background To obtain a description of the respondents’ professional background and experience on scaling up population health interventions
Participant’s experience in the scaling up of a population health intervention To develop an understanding of a specific intervention(s) that had been scaled up, which included a description of the problem being addressed, the context in which it was scaled up as well as the process of scaling up
General reflection on the process of scaling up interventions, including outcomes of the scale-up process To ascertain information pertaining to the key elements in the process of scaling up, such as identifying the key actors and their role, the role of evidence in decision-making and the key influences in the decision-making process as well as factors enabling or hindering potential sustainability