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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for the scoping review of research evidence on task-sharing and paediatric and child health service delivery

From: Task-sharing to support paediatric and child health service delivery in low- and middle-income countries: current practice and a scoping review of emerging opportunities

Include Exclude
Study objective
• Evaluate task-sharing interventions
• Report task-sharing as norm (service normally delivered by non-physician cadres)
• Use non-physician cadres but do not aim to integrate task-sharing as part of future routine care (e.g. training clinical officers to screen hearing impairment to estimate its prevalence)
• Clinical officer
• Other non-physician clinician
• Nurse
• Midwife
• Medical assistant
• Community health worker/volunteer
• Lay health worker
• Health care support staff (without professional regulation)
• Patient or family
Study setting
• Hospital
• Clinics
• Community only if professional involved (community nurses)
 In low- and middle-income countries
• Community if managed by lay health worker/community health worker
• In high-income countries
Service population
• Children and adolescent
• Mixed population but state include children
• Adult
• No detailed information on population
Disease and service
• Any paediatrics preventive or curative service • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT)
• Emergency obstetric and newborn care
• Antenatal and postnatal care
• Family planning
• Dental service