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Table 2 Summary of characteristics of included articles

From: A mixed methods case study investigating how randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are reported, understood and interpreted in practice

  n = 23
Article typeEditorial / discussion13
Letter10
Continent of originEurope12
United States6
Asia4
Australasia1
Number of authors110
25
34
≥44
Academic authorshipAt least one professor / associate professor18
At least one other academic position2
No academic authorship3
Surgeon authorshipAt least one consultant surgeon20
At least one trainee surgeon1
No surgeons2
Journal impact factor< 21
2–4.911
5–9.91
10–19.90
≥208
N/A2
Year of publication201210
20135
20140
20153
20161
20174
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