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Table 2 Characteristics of included cost-effectiveness analyses (n = 223)

From: The quality of reporting methods and results of cost-effectiveness analyses in Spain: a methodological systematic review

Characteristic Number Percent
Journals publishing   
 1 paper 60 61.2
 2 papers 17 17.3
 3 papers 6 6.1
 4 papers or more 15 15.3
Papers by source   
 Journal articles 206 92.4
 Health technology assessment reports 17 7.6
Papers by journal impact factor (JCR 2014)   
 None 88 39.5
 0.1–2.0 61 27.3
 2.1–5.0 58 26.0
 5.1–10.0 12 5.4
 >10.0 4 1.8
Papers by language of publication   
 English 127 57.0
 Spanish 96 43.0
Number of authors per paper   
 1 3 1.3
 2–3 33 14.8
 4–7 143 64.8
 ≥8 44 19.7
Country of first author   
 Spain 183 82.1
 UK 8 3.6
 USA 7 3.1
 Italy 5 2.2
 The Netherlands 4 1.8
 Sweden 4 1.8
 Other 12 5.4
Focus of interventions   
 Prevention 18 8.1
 Diagnosis/prognosis 15 6.7
 Treatment 189 84.8
 Rehabilitation 1 0.4
Disease conditions   
 Cardiovascular diseases 47 21.1
 Malignant neoplasms 36 16.1
 Infectious diseases 31 13.9
 Neurological and mental disorders 30 13.4
 Musculoskeletal disorders 20 9.0
 Other conditions 59 26.5
  1. JCR Journal Citation Report 2014