Table 2

Multilevel search strategy

Data sourceApproach
Literature search/publicationsReview of relevant journal publications on medical dominance, role-boundary changes, health professional rivalry in Nigeria
Desk reviewReview of documents from government MDAs and professional health associations
Media reviewReview of comments and social debates among stakeholders in Nigerian newspapers, augmented by wider social debates on social media platforms
ResearcherExperience and exposure to the focus of analysis. OB, HS, and SA received medical training in Nigeria and at different times worked as frontline health workers, programme managers and researchers within Nigeria’s health and development sector
  • MDA, Ministries, Department and Agencies.