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Table 1 Article characteristics

From: Quality indicators for care of depression in primary care settings: a systematic review

First author/organization Organization/initiative Country/year Study design
Nakajima [41] RAND/ACOVE USA, 2007 Literature review for identifying candidate indicators;
RAND/UCLA Appropriateness methodology for critical appraisal of indicators
Hermann [42] USA, 2004 Literature review for identifying candidate indicators;
Two-stage modified Delphi method for critical appraisal of indicators
Veterans Health Administration Department of Defence [43] VHA/DOD USA, 2000 Development of candidate indicators from guidelines;
Delphi methodology for critical appraisal of indicators
Hermann [44] OECD HCQI Project OECD, 2006 Candidate indicators were drawn from OECD member countries quality initiatives;
Modified Delphi methodology for critical appraisal of indicators
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) [45] CMHA, CEQM project Canada, 2012 Literature review for identifying candidate indicators;
3-phase consensus-building methodology for critical appraisal of indicators
Shield [46] UK, 2003 Literature review for identifying candidate indicators;
Two-round Delphi methodology for critical appraisal of indicators
Worrall [47] UK, 2002 Mix of literature review and stakeholder workshops for identifying candidate indicators;
Consensus methodology for critical appraisal of indicators
  1. RAND Research and Development, ACOVE Assessing the Care of Vulnerable Elders Project, VHA/DOD Veterans Health Administration Department of Defence, OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, CMHA Canadian Mental Health Association