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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for classification of projects as ‘public health research projects’ within the NIHR public health overview (PHO) dataset used for this analysis

From: Mechanisms and pathways to impact in public health research: a preliminary analysis of research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Inclusion criteria:
• Preventative interventions at the population level
• Early identification and screening programmes
• Identification of clinical thresholds and care pathways of common conditions
• Health inequalities
• Improving services – health needs assessment and health planning
• Health protection including patient safety, infection control
Exclusion criteria:
• Treatment interventions with the exception of treatments for perinatal mental disorders and where increased physical activity is used as the intervention
• Basic clinical studies
• Diagnostic test
• Workforce issues, including leadership and training issues
• Projects investigating study design
• Secondary prevention studies (e.g. prevention of relapse of depression)