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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for the selection of studies for the review

From: Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of young people-specific, integrated out-of-hospital services: a protocol for a systematic review

Characteristic Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Population Young people (defined as 10–24 years)a
Human populations
Population other than young people (10–24 years)
Animal studies
Health services 1. Health services outside of acute hospital settings, i.e., in the out-of-hospital space services provided in a range of settings including schools
2. Integrated, i.e., include an element of coordination between/across different health and social care sectors
Hospital-based health services, services other than integrated health services
Outcomes Studies describing outcomes related to effectiveness, feasibility, and acceptability of health services. Some examples are mentioned below.
Effectiveness: survival rate, rate of emergency department visit, rate of readmission, quality of life
Acceptability: participation rate, satisfaction rate, compliance rate
Feasibility: logistic challenges, coverage, staffing, time constraints
Any other outcomes
Study design Experimental (randomized controlled trials, quasi-randomized controlled trials, non-randomized clinical trials)
Quasi-experimental (interrupted time series, controlled before-after studies) and observational (cohort, case-control, cross-sectional, case series)
Qualitative studies
Reviews, meta-analyses, and overviewsa
Opinion pieces (i.e., commentaries, editorials, letters to editor)
Publication date All No exclusion on publication date
Language Articles published in the English language Articles published in any language other than English
  1. aWe will mine systematic reviews on topics relevant to our review, to identify primary studies for inclusion
  2. aSource: Adolescence and youth demographics: A brief overview