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Table 3 Overview of the 31 papers selected for systematic review

From: Migration motives and integration of international human resources of health in the United Kingdom: systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies using framework analysis

Study information Study Methods Type of participants
Year of publications Data collection methods n = studies Professional groups n = studies
1 January 2000 to 31 January 2017 Interviews n = 24
Questionnaire surveys n = 8
Focus groups n = 6
Field Observations n = 3
Internationally trained nurses (Nurses) n = 19
International medical graduates (Doctors) n = 8
International dental graduates (Dentists) n = 1
International nurses and doctors n = 3
Country Methodological approach Total sample size n = participants
UK n = 27
UK + EU countries n = 1
UK + EU + International n = 2
UK + International (non EU) n = 1
Explorative qualitative n = 7
Phenomenology n = 6
Mixed method n = 5
Interpretive phenomenology approach n = 4
Case study n = 3
Grounded theory n = 2
Ethnography n = 1
Not clear n = 3
Nurses n = 2 202
Doctors n = 517
Dentists n = 5
Settings Sampling Country of primary qualification represented
NHS hospitals n = 17
Nursing/care homes n = 4
Training programmes n = 3
Mixed setting n = 3
Primary care n = 2
Adaptation/induction programmes n = 2
Purposive/theoretical n = 16
Random n = 8
Snowballing n = 4
Convenience n = 2
Not clear n = 1
Outside EU: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Caribbean islands, China, Cuba, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Mauritius, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, USA, Zimbabwe
EU: Austria, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Netherlands