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Table 6 Inclusion criteria for the articles in this review. Criteria 1, 2 and 3 were obligatory for inclusion, and criteria 4 and 5 were optional

From: A scoping review on family medicine in sub-Saharan Africa: practice, positioning and impact in African health care systems

Criteria for the articles Explanation
1. Physician/medical doctor with a postgraduate degree in FM The article should focus on delivery of care by doctors/physicians who have received a postgraduate degree in FM
2. Implementation The article should focus on implementation of FM (role and place in the health system)
3. Sub-Saharan Africa The article should focus on FM in at least one SSA country
4. Effectiveness/impact The article should focus on effectiveness/impact (perceived value, cost-effectiveness) of FM
5. Strengths and weaknesses The article should focus on positive and negative aspects of FM (strong/weak points, assets/flaws, SWOT—strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats—analysis)