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Table 1 Mapping study sample

From: Seven steps to mapping health service provision: lessons learned from mapping services for adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the UK

Non-probabilistic sampling frame Survey method Data collection format Stakeholders surveyed
Total population Survey of NHS commissioning organisations • Emails sent to NHS England commissionersa
• FOI requests sent to NHS Englanda,b, Scotlandb, Walesb and Northern Irelandb commissioning bodies
Convenience Online survey • email with link sent via organisational mailing listsa,b,c
• link included in organisational newslettersa,b,c
• link shared on organisations’ websitesa,b,c
• link shared via Twitter and other social mediaa,b
Health workers, service users, commissioners, and others
  1. NHS National Health Service, FOI freedom of information, ADHD attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, AMHS adult mental health service,aPilot study, b2018 study, cfor a list of partner organisations see Additional file 4