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Table 4 Nature of the literature

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

Component Number of papers
Intervention  
Training and educationa 20
 Combination 9
 Professional support 4
 Supervision 4
 Technology focus 4
 Mentoring 2
Professional groups  
 Nursing 9
 Allied health 5
  Pharmacists (1)
  Physiotherapists (2)
  Psychologists (1)
  Social workers (1)
 Medics and general practitioners 8
 Multi-disciplinary (>3 professions) 8
 Otherb 5
 Combination 5
  Nursing + dietitians (1)
  Nursing + general practitioner/medic (2)
  Mental health practitioner + general practitioner (1)
  Psychologists + social workers (1)
 Mental health practitioners 3
Country  
 Australia 20
 Canada 10
 United States of America 7
 Guatemala 1
 Kenya 1
 New Zealand 1
 South Africa 1
 United Kingdom 1
  1. aTraining and education: Continuing Professional Education (CPE), Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Professional Development (CPD); badministrative staff, palliative carers, Aboriginal health workers, health workers, community members, spouses.