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Table 2 Study characteristics

From: Do financial aspects affect care transitions in long-term care systems? A systematic review

Article Year of publication Type of study Research approach Data collection Study group Quality of the study
Anell & Glenngard (2014) [26] 2014 Explan Mixed Unstructured/semi structured interviews + Secondary data/patient records Healthcare professionals Moderate
Baumann et al., (2007) [27] 2007 Explan Qual Unstructured/semi structured interviews Healthcare professionals + Social care specialists + older adults Moderate
Birkmeyer et al., (2010) [28] 2010 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Older adults + with specific disease/condition Low
Busetto et al., (2017) [29] 2017 Explor Qual Unstructured/semi structured interviews Healthcare professionals Moderate
Briggs & Carvalho (2018) [30] 2018 Explor Qual Online web based questionnaires/assessments Healthcare professionals + Policy makers +
Researchers
High
Chen & Cheng (2016) [31] 2016 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Patients with specific disease/condition Moderate
Cheng, Lee & Chen (2012) [32] 2012 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Patients with specific disease/condition Low
Pan, Kung, Chiu, Liao & Tsai (2017) [33] 2017 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Patients with specific disease/condition Moderate
Ekdahl (2013) [34] 2013 Explor Mixed Observations + Unstructured/semi structured interviews + Standardized questionnaires/interviews/surveys Healthcare professionals + Older adults + Moderate
Fagan et al., (2010) [35] 2010 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Older adults + with specific disease/condition Low
Hollander & Kadiec (2015) [36] 2015 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Patients with specific disease/condition Low
Huitberg, Glendinning, Allebeck & Lönnroth (2005) [37] 2005 Explan Qual Secondary data/patient records No specific study group Moderate
Kasteridis et al., (2016) [38] 2016 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Older adults + with specific disease/condition Low
Kim et al., (2015) [39] 2015 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Patients with specific disease/condition Low
Laugaland, Aase & Waring (2014) [40] 2014 Explor Qual Observations + Unstructured/semi structured interviews Healthcare professionals + Older adults + family High
Nishi, Maeda & Babazono (2017) [41] 2017 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Older adults + with specific disease/condition Low
Nolan (2011) [42] 2011 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Older adults Low
Pizer & Gardner (2011) [43] 2011 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Patients with specific disease/condition Low
Yu, Tsai & Kung (2013) [44] 2013 Explan Quan Secondary data/patient records Patients with specific disease/condition Moderate
Total
Number of studies shown in parentheses
2018 (1)
2017 (3)
2016 (2)
2015 (2)
2014 (2)
2013 (2)
2012 (1)
2011 (2)
2010 (2)
2007 (1)
2005 (1)
Explan (15)
Explor (4)
Quan (12)
Qual (5)
Mixed (2)
Secondary data/patient records (14)
Unstructured/semi structured interviews (5)
Observations (2)
Online web based questionnaires/
Assessments (1)
Standardized questionnaires/interviews/surveys (1)
Patients with specific disease/condition (11)
Older adults (7)
Healthcare professionals (6)
Social care specialists (1)
Researchers (1)
Policy makers (1)
Family (1)
No specific study group (1)
Low (9)
Moderate (8)
High (2)
  1. The sum of N per category can exceed 19 as papers can be classified into multiple sub-categories
  2. Note: Quan Quantitative, Qual Qualitative, Explan Explanatory, Explo Exploratory