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Table 1 Study characteristics

From: Readmission rates following heart failure: a scoping review of sex and gender based considerations

Study Characteristics Type, n
Journal disciplines Peer-reviewed or double blind, n = 34 Dissertations, n = 2
Grey Literature (n = included/potentially eligible) CADTH- Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health n = 0/15
Center for Disease Control n.ra.
CIHI n.r.
Health Canada n = 0/9
Google Scholar n = 1/491
TRIP n = 1/19
National Technical Information Service n = 1/581
Scopus n = 1/10
Duck Duck Go n = 2/200
UofT Theses and Dissertations in the Sciences n = 0
OAIster n = 0/2
Health Quality Ontario, n = 0/5
New York Academy of Medicine’s Grey Literature Report n = 0
Open Grey n = 0/4
T-space n = 0/31
World Health Organization n.r.
Consultation Experts Journal Articles 1/7 (exclusion criteria: did not address re-admission)
Study Design Prospective n = 11
Retrospective n = 25
Year of publication 2013–2017 n = 14
2008–2012 n = 13
2002–2007 n = 9
Geographical region North America (US n = 14, Canada n = 4)
Europe n = 11
Asia n = 4
Australia n = 2
Africa n = 1
  1. aN.r. Not reported