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Table 2 Process for abstract screening

From: Supervision, support and mentoring interventions for health practitioners in rural and remote contexts: an integrative review and thematic synthesis of the literature to identify mechanisms for successful outcomes

1. Does the paper relate to supervision, professional support or mentoring? Yes – go to 2 No – exclude Can’t tell – exclude
2. Does the paper describe a research study or evaluation (that is truly empirical)? Yes – go to 4 No – go to 3 Can’t tell – go to 3
3. Is it a systematic review? Yes – go to 4 No – consider for background Can’t tell – exclude
4. Context
Does the study describe: development of the intervention or model (input evaluation); implementation or actual intervention of the intervention or model (process evaluation); or evaluation of the intervention or model (impact evaluation)? Yes – go to 5 No to all – consider for background Can’t tell – consider for background
5. Outcomes
Does the study analyse change in practitioner behaviour, service outcome or patient outcomes (within a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods design? Yes – go to 6 No to all – consider for background Can’t tell – get full paper
6. Population
Does the study examine rural and remote areas AND health practitioners? Yes – include No – exclude Can’t tell – get full paper