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Table 3 Categories for the classification of data items extracted in the included reviews

From: Systematic reviews of health economic evaluations: a protocol for a systematic review of characteristics and methods applied

Category Data item Presented/reported
Study details  
  Author(s)  
  Year of publication  
  Objective  
  Country  
  Setting  
  Funding  
Methods  
  Population  
  Intervention(s)  
  Comparator(s)  
  Outcomes/effects  
  Study design  
  PICO  
  PICOS  
  Methods for valuing outcomes/benefits  
  Model type  
  Perspective  
  Time horizon  
  Cost/resource items included  
  Data sources for costs  
  Data sources for clinical data  
  Data sources for utility data  
  Discounting  
  Currency  
  Analysis of uncertainty  
Results  
  Costs/resources  
  Outcomes/benefits  
  Incremental  
  Analysis of uncertainty  
  Author’s conclusion