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Table 1 Scoping review inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: The role of consumer perspectives in estimating population need for substance use services: a scoping review

Articles were included if they:
1. Measured population need for substance use services using expert-defined (use prevalence, diagnostic prevalence, service utilization) and/or consumer-defined measures (perceived need, barriers to care, or help-seeking from family and friends); and
2. Recruited samples from community settings; and/or
3. Outlined one or more methods for assessing population need for substance use services or estimating required substance use service system capacity; and/or
4. Reviewed literature on methodological or conceptual issues in assessing population need for substance use services.
Articles were excluded if they:
1. Described need for substance use services exclusively amongst treatment-seeking or clinical samples; or
2. Described need for services not intended to mitigate substance use disorders/problematic use directly (e.g. Hepatitis C treatment, HIV prevention programs, dental care); or
3. Described service needs among populations experiencing mental disorders only (i.e. excluded substance use disorders); or
4. Were effectiveness or cost-effectiveness studies; or
5. Narratively summarized empirical findings of previous research on population need for substance use services.