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Table 3 Characteristics of the studies and EBIs presented in the articles included in the review

From: Alignment in implementation of evidence-based interventions: a scoping review

Study and EBI characteristics   Number of studies
(Total n = 53)
% of total number of studies
Study design   
  Case study 19 35.8
  Cross-sectional 18 34.0
  Longitudinal 10 18.9
  Randomized controlled trial 4 7.5
  Other1 2 3.8
Data collection methods   
  Single methods 33 62.3
  Interview 24 45.3
  Survey 5 9.4
  Document review 2 3.8
  Observation 2 3.8
  Multiple methods 20 37.7
  Interview and survey 8 15.1
  Interview and document review 8 15.1
  Other2 4 7.5
Study setting   
  Hospital care 23 43.4
  Administrative system 14 26.4
  Primary care 6 11.3
  Community based organization 6 11.3
  Home care 4 7.5
Type of EBI    
  Strategies/practices 32 60.4
  Programs/model 21 39.6
Aim of EBI3    
  Improving health outcomes:   
  -In an organization 25 47.2
  -In a population 14 26.4
  Health system development 13 24.5
  Reorganization of care services 3 5.7
  1. 1Cross case comparison [17] and action research [18]
  2. 2Different combinations of methods (interview, document review, observation, survey, register)
  3. 3More than 100 % because some EBIs had several aims and exist in several categories