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Table 2 Criteria for assessing quality of qualitative research [21]

From: A governance model for integrated primary/secondary care for the health-reforming first world – results of a systematic review

Does the research include: Yes (score = 1) No (score = 0)
An explicit theoretical framework and/or literature review   
Aims and objectives are clearly stated   
A clear description of context   
A clear description of the sample and how it was recruited   
A clear description of methods used to collect and analyse data   
Attempts made to establish the reliability or validity of data analysis   
Inclusion of sufficient original or synthesised data to mediate between evidence and interpretation