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Table 2 Overall description of the articles selected for the review

From: A systematic review of social, economic and diplomatic aspects of short-term medical missions

Relation to the systematic review question areas Total Used in prior category(ies) Unique
1. Volunteerism, altruism and philanthropy 1 - 1
2. Professional professionalization    
 a. Professionalization 5 - 5
 b. Guidelines 14 1 13
 c. Organization – “How To” 9 - 9
3. Analysis of market forces 1 - 1
4. Expenditures for STMMs 10 2 8
5. Spill-over effects 4 - 4
Year of publication    
 1. 1947-1980 -   
 2. 1981-2000 3   
 3. 2001-2005 6   
 4. 2006-2010 14   
 5. 2011-2014 18   
Journal origin    
 1. USA 36   
 2. Netherlands 1   
 3. Canada 1   
 4. International or nationality indeterminate 3   
Type of manuscript    
 1. Journal article 37   
 2. Editorial or letter 4   
Peer review    
 1. Refereed 37   
 2. Non-refereed 4   
Discipline of journal    
 1. Craniofacial / plastic surgery 12   
 2. General surgery 9   
 3. General medical 5   
 4. Health science/ public health 5   
 5. Orthopedics 3   
 6. Dermatology 3   
 7. Anesthesiology 2   
 8. Pediatric medical 1   
 9. Economics 1