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Table 4 Full text workload per screener by initial citation set size category

From: Evaluating the relationship between citation set size, team size and screening methods used in systematic reviews: a cross-sectional study

Overall (n = 139)
Initial citation set size category n (%) Median (IQR) number of records for full text screening Median (IQR) number of full text records reviewed per screener during full text screeninga
 < 1000 22 (15.8) 40 (28, 58) 40 (20, 58)20 (10, 29)
1000–2500 27 (19.4) 82 (44, 178) 79 (44, 178)40 (22, 89)
2500–5000 34 (24.5) 98 (30, 222) 74 (28, 163)37 (14, 81)
5000–10,000 28 (20.1) 118 (51, 194) 107 (36, 158)53 (18, 79)
 > 10,000 28 (20.1) 131 (72, 640) 117 (53, 345)58 (26, 173)
  1. aFor most reviews, two screeners were assigned. When there were more than two screeners, not all screeners reviewed each citation