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Table 3 Provisional eligibility decision tree for full text exclusion

From: Screening strategies for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review protocol

Hierarchy Exclusion reason Explanation of reason
1 Duplicate Record is a duplicate of another study already included in the review
2 Animal study Study conducted in non-human population
3 Study withdrawn Study was withdrawn before results became available
4 Ongoing study Study is ongoing; No study results have been published. Study will be described in ‘Ongoing studies’ section of the review.
5 Wrong intervention Study does not include screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus
6 Wrong study design Study is not eligible as per Appendix 1 study designs.
7 Wrong population Study intervention/ outcomes involve individuals who have type 2 diabetes mellitus or are pregnant
8 Research question is inappropriate Study is not eligible due to inappropriate research question or objectives that do not address systematic review objectives.
9 Wrong Outcomes Study does not report outcomes that align with primary or secondary outcome measures.