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Table 5 Distribution of methodology used during title/abstract screening by initial citation set size category (n = 214)a

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

Citation set size category N Gold-standard methodology Two assessments/citation, not independent or not stated Single assessment/citation
N = 163 N = 25 N = 26
N (%) N (%) N (%)
 < 1000 34 28 (82.4) 4 (11.8) 2 (5.9)
1000–2500 44 37 (84.1) 5 (11.4) 2 (4.5)
2500–5000 49 35 (71.4) 7 (14.3) 7 (14.2)
5000–10,000 46 34 (73.9) 2 (4.3) 10 (21.7)
 > 10,000 41 29 (70.7) 7 (17.1) 5 (12.1)
N 214a 163 25 26
  1. aThis table is limited to the included studies that reported their screening approach thus the total number of SRs included is 214