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Table 1 Study characteristics of the included articles related to each PPT

From: A systematic review of patient prioritization tools in non-emergency healthcare services

Healthcare service Number of PPTs (#ref) Authors (year) Country Purpose of the studies Healthcare setting Quality ratinga
Arthroplasty 9 [21] Allepuz et al. (2008) Spain Evaluate validity and reliability of the PPT Hospital 4
[29] Comas et al. (2010) Measure outcomes of the PPT, including waiting times 5
[62] Tebe et al. (2015) Simulate models to compare PPT to FIFO 4
[38] Escobar et al. (2007) Spain Develop a PPT Hospital 4
[37] Escobar et al. (2009) Evaluate the validity of the PPT 5
[55] Quintana et al. (2000) Spain Evaluate reliability and validity of the PPT Hospital 4
[22] Arnett et al. (2003) Canada Develop prioritization criteria and evaluate reliability Hospital 4
[30] Conner-Spady et al. (2004) Evaluate the validity of the PPT 4
[31] Conner-Spady et al. (2004) Evaluate validity and reliability of the PPT 3
[33] De Coster et al. (2007) Canada Develop a PPT Primary care 5
[53] Naylor and Williams (1996) Canada Develop prioritization criteria Hospital 4
[67] Rahimi et al. (2016) Canada and Iran Develop prioritization criteria and simulate models to compare to FIFO Hospital 2
[27] Coleman et al. (2005) New Zealand Evaluate the validity of the PPT Outpatient clinic 3
[63] Theis (2004) New Zealand Evaluate the validity of the PPT Hospital 3
Cataract surgery 5 [21] Allepuz et al. (2008) Spain Evaluate validity and reliability of the PPT Hospital 4
[28] Comas et al. (2008) Simulate models and compare it with FIFO 5
[56] Quintana et al. (2006) Spain Develop prioritization criteria Hospital 3
[41] Gutiérrez et al. (2009) Evaluate the validity of the PPT 5
[57] Romanchuk et al. (2002) Canada Develop prioritization criteria and evaluate their reliability Hospital 3
[32] Conner-Spady et al. (2005) Evaluate the validity of the PPT 5
[47] Lundström et al. (2006) Sweden Develop a PPT and evaluate its validity and reliability Outpatient clinic 4
[13] Ng and Lundstrom (2014) Evaluate waiting times using a PPT 3
[39] Fantini et al. (2004) Italy Develop prioritization criteria Unknown 4
Other elective surgery 4 [34] Dennett and Parry (1998) New Zealand Evaluate the validity of the PPT Hospital 4
[35] Derrett et al. (2003) Evaluate the validity of the PPT 5
[49] McLeod et al. (2004) Understand the use of, and attitudes to the PPT 5
[36] Dew et al. (2005) Explore processes and progress of PPT implementation 5
[60] Solans-Domènech et al. (2013) Spain Develop a PPT Hospital 5
[61] Taylor et al. (2002) Canada Develop prioritization criteria and evaluate their reliability Hospital 4
[64] Valente et al. (2009) Italy Evaluate waiting list management on the basis of clinical urgency and waiting time Unknown 5
Orthodontic treatment 2 [24] Brook and Shaw (1989) United Kingdom Develop a PPT Hospital 3
[51] Mohlin and Kurol (2003) Sweden Examine whether PPT are sensitive enough to select cases in mid-range treatment needs Unknown 1
Psychiatry 2 [44] Isojoki et al. (2008) Finland Explore whether the PPT score is associated with the treatment received Outpatient clinics 4
[45] Kaukonen et al. (2010) Finland Develop and validate criteria of the PPT Hospital (inpatient and outpatient) 4
Mental health (youth and adult) 2 [59] Smith et al. (2002) Canada Develop a PPT and evaluate its reliability Hospital and community-based care 4
[26] Cawthorpe et al. (2007) Evaluate the validity of the PPT 5
[23] Boucher (2016) Canada Develop a PPT and adapt it to a different population Primary care 3
Bariatric surgery 1 [54] Pérez et al. (2018) Spain Develop a PPT Hospital 2
Chronic care 1 [25] Burkell et al. (1996) Canada Simulate and compare models with FIFO Hospital 3
Coronary artery bypass surgery 1 [58] Seddon et al. (1999) New Zealand Review the PPT score and determine whether it prioritizes patients at high risk of cardiac events while waiting Hospital 4
MRI 1 [42] Hadorn et al. (2002) Canada Develop a PPT, criteria, and evaluate their reliability Unknown 3
Occupational therapy 1 [43] Heasman and Morley (2012) United Kingdom Develop prioritization criteria and a PPT Hospital, community-based care, and rehabilitation 5
Physiotherapy 1 [50] Mifflin and Bzdell (2010) Canada Develop a PPT Rehabilitation 3
Psychotherapeutic service 1 [65] Walton and Grenyer (2002) Australia Evaluate the reliability and validity of the PPT Community-based care 5
Rheumatology 1 [40] Fitzgerald et al. (2011) Canada Develop a PPT and evaluate its reliability Primary care 3
Varicose vein surgery 1 [52] Montoya et al. (2014) Spain Develop a PPT and evaluate its validity and reliability Hospital, outpatient clinics, and primary care 5
Elective admission 1 [66] Zhu et al. (2019) China Develop prioritization criteria and a PPT Hospital 5
  1. aQuality score ranged from meeting none of five criteria (0) to meeting all criteria (5)