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Table 1 Characteristics of studies included in full-text review

From: Systematic review of experiences and perceptions of key actors and organisations at multiple levels within health systems internationally in responding to COVID-19

  n= 34 %
Country
China 6 17.65
USA 6 17.65
Italy 4 11.76
Bangladesh 2 5.88
Iran 2 5.88
Singapore 2 5.88
Spain 2 5.88
Belgium 1 2.94
Brazil 1 2.94
France 1 2.94
Israel 1 2.94
Jordan 1 2.94
Lebanon 1 2.94
Malaysia 1 2.94
Pakistan 1 2.94
UK 1 2.94
Global (cross-sectional surveys) 2 5.88
Type of study
Qualitative, thematic analysis 17 50.00
Qualitative, case study or report 8 23.53
Mixed methods (e.g. survey with some open-ended questions) 5 14.70
Qualitative, narrative analysis 2 5.88
Qualitative, phenomenological approach 2 5.88
Participantsa
Nurses 15
Physicians 15
Pharmacists 4
Respiratory therapists 1
Medical assistants 2
Physical therapist 1
Department supervisors 3
Laboratory technicians 3
Social workers 2
Administrative workers 3
Community healthcare workers 2
Home care agencies’ workers 2
Public health stakeholders 2
Unspecified 3
  1. aAdds up to more than 35 due to multiple types of participant in the studies. One cross-sectional survey involved multiple types of participant involved in delivering maternal and new born healthcare and is not included in the participant breakdown