Table 2

Population, interventions, comparisons, outcomes and study designs for study inclusion

PopulationAll types of patients/consumers and healthcare professionals/providers are eligible. All levels of healthcare delivery are eligible.
InterventionInterventions to improve quality of healthcare4 5:
  • Provider reminder systems;

  • Facilitated relay of clinical data to providers;

  • Audit and feedback;

  • Provider education;

  • Patient education;

  • Patient reminder systems;

  • Promotion of self-management;

  • Organisational change; and

  • Financial incentives, regulation and policy

ComparisonNot relevant given this review is not focused on any particular comparator.
OutcomesNot relevant given this is a methodological review.
Study designsInterrupted time series