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Table 2 Summary of key characteristics of included studies (n = 15)

From: Are multidisciplinary teams in secondary care cost-effective? A systematic review of the literature

Characteristics Number of studies
Study country  
 USA 8
 The Netherlands 2
 Japan 2
 Ireland 1
 Italy 1
 Sweden 1
Study design  
 RCT 11
 Cohort 2
 Before and After 2
Type of economic evaluation  
 Cost-consequences analysis 12
 Cost-utility analysis 2
 Cost-benefit analysis 1
Disease type  
 Geriatrics 4
 Cancer 2
 Heart failure 2
 Terminal/critical illness 2
 Various 2
 Mental health 1
 Rheumatoid arthritis 1
 Stroke 1
Study perspective  
 Health care payer 12
 Societal 3
Care setting*  
 Inpatient 8
 Outpatient 8
Type of decisions  
 Treatment/care plan 11
 Diagnosis and treatment/care plan 4
  1. * 1 study had both inpatient and outpatient care.