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Table 2 Example of a summary of findings table that includes an outcome related to health inequity

From: Extending the PRISMA statement to equity-focused systematic reviews (PRISMA-E 2012): explanation and elaboration

The impact of user fees on access to health services in low- and middle-income countries
Population: Anyone using any type of health service in low- and middle-income countries.
Settings: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea.
Intervention: Introducing or increasing user fees
Comparison: No fees
Outcomes Relative change in utilisation1 Number of studies Quality of the evidence (GRADE)a Comments
Equity outcome - health utilisation by quartile N/A 1  Very low3 This study where quality improvements were introduced at the same time as user fees found an increase in utilisation for poor groups. The authors did not report the results in a way that the relative change in utilisation could be calculated.
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