Table 9Quality assessment of reviews with entire focus on care coordination

ReferencePurpose statedInclusion/ exclusion criteria statedDual title/ abstract reviewDual data abstractionHow disagreements resolvedResearch teamSearch terms reportedTime frame coveredEffort made to find all articlesValidity assessment of included articlesSufficient details of included articles presentedAppropriate synthesis of included articles
Multidisciplinary teams
Mental health
Bower 2000208 oNot stated
Craven 2006209 Not stated▪, ▴
Gunn 2006210 oo▪, ▴o
Latimer 1999211 ooooNot statedoo
Marshall 2000212 oNot stated
Simmonds 2001213 Not stated
Wadhwa 1999 214 Not statedNot stated
Ziguras 2000 215 Not statedNot statedo
Heart failure
Holland 2005216 o
McAlister 2004217
McAlister 2001*218
Langhorne 2005219 ▪, ▴
Palliative care
Higginson 2003220 o
No specific clinical focus
Lemieux-Charles 2006221 Not statedNot statedNot statedNot statedo
Richards 2003†222 Not statedo
Disease management
Mental health
Neumeyer-Gromen 2004223 Not statedNot statedoNot stated
Heart failure
Göhler 2006224 oNot statedo
Roccoforte 2005225 oo
Whellan 2005226 oNot statedNot statedNot statedNot statedo
Yu 2006227 Not statedNot statedNot statedNot statedo
Knight 2005228 Not statedo
Norris 2002†152 Not statedNot statedo
Multiple clinical focus
Krause 2005229 oooNot statedoo
Rheumatoid arthritis
Badamgarav 2003230 Not stated
Case management
Mental health
Gorey 1998231 oNot statedNot statedoNot statedo
Marshall 1998232 Not stated
Heart failure
Windham 2003233 Not statedNot statedo
No specific clinical focus
Payne 2002234 ▪, ▴o
Integrated care
Mental health
Jeffery 2000†235
No specific clinical focus
Briggs 2006236 o
Johri 2003237 Not statedNot statedNot statedNot stated
Interprofessional education
Mental health
Reeves 2001238 oNot statedo
Pain management
Irajpour 2006239 Not statedNot statedNot statedNot stated
No specific clinical focus
Zwarenstein 2001240 Not statedNANANA
Other care coordination interventions
Heart failure
Philbin 1999241 Not statedNot statedoo
Greenhalgh 1994242 oNot statedNot statedo▪, ▴ooo
Ram 2005243 o
Dohan 2005192 Not statedNot statedNot statedNot statedoo
No specific clinical focus
Grimshaw 2006244 o
Gruen 2003245 Not stated
McCusker 2006246 oNot statedo
Mitchell 2002247 Not statedoNot stated
Zwarenstein 2000248 oooNot stated

• Yes

o: No

▪: Research librarian assistance

▴: Topic or methods expert

NA: not applicable (no included studies)


disease management programs;

case management

From: 4, Review of Systematic Reviews of Care Coordination Interventions

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Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies (Vol. 7: Care Coordination).
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