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Table 2 Contextual factors

From: Engaging policy-makers, health system managers, and policy analysts in the knowledge synthesis process: a scoping review

Contextual factors (n = 84)   Count (%)
Settings European Union Healthcare Systems 1 (1.2%)
Community Health 2 (2.4%)
National Public Health 2 (2.4%)
Local hospital 2 (2.4%)
Global health 3 (3.6%)
Health network 4 (4.8%)
Provincial/state healthcare system 4 (4.8%)
Various policy settings 5 (6.0%)
Local healthcare system 5 (6.0%)
Applied research setting 16 (19.0%)
National healthcare system 40 (47.6%)
Focus of knowledge synthesis Health economics 1 (1.2%)
Research reporting guideline 1 (1.2%)
Health informatics 1 (1.2%)
Emergency preparedness and management 1 (1.2%)
Community engagement 1 (1.2%)
Clinical practice guidelines 3 (3.6%)
Medical intervention 3 (3.6%)
Environmental/social determinants of health 3 (3.6%)
Quality indicators 3 (3.6%)
Health policy 4 (4.8%)
Decision-aid tool 4 (4.8%)
Research priority setting 5 (6.0%)
Health human resources 8 (9.5%)
Stakeholder engagement strategy in research 9 (10.7%)
Public health 10 (11.9%)
Knowledge translation 13 (15.5%)
Health services delivery 14 (16.7%)
Country economy High-income country 72 (85.7%)
Low- and middle-income country 10 (11.9%)
Middle and high income 1 (1.2%)
Low, middle, and high income 1 (1.2%)