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Table 1 Criteria for the selection of studies

From: Systematic review for the development of a pharmaceutical and medical products prioritization framework

Types of publications Inclusion: articles published in peer-reviewed journals and documents published on official websites
Exclusion: communications to congresses, letters to the editor, editorials, commentaries
Types of articles / documents Inclusion: original articles (qualitative studies, surveys, interviews, consensus methods, panels of experts), systematic reviews, formulations of conceptual frameworks based on evidence / expert opinion, guidelines / procedures manuals or dissemination articles
Exclusion: opinion articles
Scope Inclusion: articles that address the identification, selection or categorization of prioritization criteria, define or propose strategic or operational frameworks for the selection of health priorities, or describe the mechanisms or processes employed by different national and international agencies to prioritize medicinal products and medical devices
Exclusion: methodological developments
Area Inclusion: prioritization processes designed to inform reimbursement and financing policies
Exclusion: prioritization processes aimed at other areas (inform the development of guidelines, clinical protocols, detection systems of new or emerging technologies, observation of technologies, disinvestment, health technology assessment units, etc.)
Language Inclusion: English. Also, Spanish, Italian, French and Portuguese.
Time frame Unlimited