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Table 5 Comparison of results achieved by literature and tables of contents searches

From: Paucity of qualitative research in general medical and health services and policy research journals: analysis of publication rates

Journal Empirical Articles (qualitative, non-qualitative, ratio)
  Literature search Tables of contents search
General Medical   
CMAJ 2001 2 2
  221 130
  0.90 1.54
BMJ 2006 1 6
  533 429
  0.19 1.41
Health Services   
Medical Care 2001 3 3
  126 124
  2.38 2.42
Health Affairs 2006 4 6
  216 215
  1.85 2.79