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Table 1 Total references to information in injury treatment and rehabilitation compensation policy

From: Measuring use of research evidence in public health policy: a policy content analysis

Information type Frequency (% total) of N (%) policies that Median (range) of reference
  reference to information reference information to information per policy
Internal policy 1133 (47.5) 124 (96.9) 6 (0–36)
Clinical/Medical evidence 519 (21.8) 108 (84.4) 2.5 (0–28)
Internal legislation 203 (8.5) 122 (95.3) 1 (0–11)
Other evidence 175 (7.3) 88 (68.7) 1 (0–13)
External policy 245 (10.3) 63 (49.2) 0 (0–24)
External legislation 58 (2.4) 22 (17.2) 0 (0–16)
Academic/Scientific research 50 (2.1) 30 (23.4) 0 (0–7)
Total 2383 (100.0) 128 (100.0) 15.5 (0–67)