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Table 2 Description of included studies

From: A scoping review of public hospitals autonomy in Iran: from budgetary hospitals to corporate hospitals

Variables n (%)
Publication type
 Journal article 16 (80)
 Thesis 2 (10)
 Organizational report 1 (5)
 Research project 1 (5)
Publication date
 1995–2000 1 (5)
 2001–2005 0 (0)
 2006–2010 1 (5)
 2011–2015 12 (60)
 2015–2020 6 (30)
Policy type
 Autonomization policy 6 (30)
 BT policy 10 (50)
 Corporatization policy 3 (15)
 Two or more policies 1 (5)
Setting
 Tehran 4 (20)
 Isfahan 4 (20)
 Tabriz 2 (10)
 Kerman 1 (5)
 Gilan 1 (5)
 Two or more provinces 4 (20)
 Not applicable 4 (20)
Methodology
 Qualitative 10 (50)
 Quantitative 7 (35)
 Mix-method 3 (15)
Language
 English 12 (60)
 Persian 8 (40)
Influential Researchers
 Mehdi Jafari 5 (25)
 Leila Doshmangir 3 (15)
 Arash Rashidian 3 (15)
 Iravan Masoudi Asl 3 (15)
 Amirhossein Takian 3 (15)
 Mohammad Arab 3 (15)
 Hamid Ravaghi 2 (10)