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Table 2 General characteristics of included studies

From: Models and methods for determining the optimal number of beds in hospitals and regions: a systematic scoping review

CharacteristicsNumberPercent (%)
Publication yearBefore 2000 [28]14.3
2000–2005 [4, 5, 7, 18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26]1252
2006–2010 [6, 27, 29,30,31]521.8
2011–2015 [32,33,34]313
2016-present [10, 16]28.7
Publication typeJournal article [4,5,6,7, 16, 18, 21,22,23, 25, 26, 28, 30,31,32]1565.2
Report [10, 19, 20, 24, 27]521.8
Conference proceeding [29, 33]28.6
Thesis [34]14.3
Study settingFrance [5,6,7, 21]417.5
Switzerland [19, 27, 32]313
Canada [18, 24, 30]313
Iran [16, 20, 26]313
United States [4, 31]28.7
United Kingdom [10, 28]28.7
Israel [34], Scotland [25], New Zealand [22], Brazil [33], Greece [23], Singapore [29]626.1