Figure 3 depicts our literature flow, including the number of titles identified for review, the number of articles excluded at each stage (and the reason for their exclusion), and the total number of articles accepted for each Key Question. For Key Question 1, 19 articles were included that described tested strategies, seven articles were included in a separate group because they lacked a comparison population, and one additional article was included that described a proposed strategy with adequate consensus. For Key Question 2, 55 articles describing tested strategies were included, 47 articles were included in a separate group because they lacked a comparison population, and 17 articles that described a proposed strategy with adequate consensus were included in a third group. For Key Question 3, 10 articles were included in the review, and for Key Question 4, 14 articles were included.

Figure 3Literature flow

KQ = Key Question; TEP = Technical Expert Panel

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