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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for included studies

From: Assessing demographic access to hip replacement surgery in the United Kingdom: a systematic review

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Studies written in English
Studies with cohorts in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Studies focusing on total hip replacement or with specific data on total hip replacement
Publications between 16th December 2005 and 2021a
Types of studies: any observational study (cross-sectional studies, ecological studies, case-control studies, longitudinal studies)
Peer-reviewed literature
Non-English language studies
Studies without UK-based cohorts
Studies investigating total hip replacement in combination with other diseases with no specific data or conclusions based on total hip replacement alone
Studies published prior to 16th December 2005a
Editorials, comments or review articles
  1. aTo exclude papers covered by previous review, avoiding repetition of analyses/additional overlaps