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Table 1 Numbers of items retrieved in literature search

From: Making sense of joint commissioning: three discourses of prevention, empowerment and efficiency

Stages of literature review process Number
Abstracts identified from initial search of database 512
Abstracts discarded after application of inclusion and exclusion criteria 399
Duplicates 4
Items unable to obtain 7
Items discarded after reading in full due to lack of relevance 4
Additional items found through snowballing 7
Total number of items included in review 105