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Table 5 Papers, reports and book chapters retrieved but not included in the review with reasons for exclusion

From: A systematic review of the health, social and financial impacts of welfare rights advice delivered in healthcare settings

Author (date) Description of content and reason for exclusion
Abbot & Hobby (2003)[36] Description of service users rather than evaluation of impacts of service.
Abbott (2000)[118] Multi-disciplinary support service for patients with mixed social and health needs with small welfare rights component but no evaluation of welfare rights component in isolation.
Abbott (2002)[37] Discussion of where welfare rights advice fits in terms of health interventions. No evaluation of any specific intervention programme.
Alcock (1994)[119] Discussion of potential benefits of welfare advice in primary healthcare settings and recommendations for development of such services, not evaluation of single/multiple project(s)
Barnes (2000)[120] Citizens advice service for patients at a long stay psychiatric hospital – including a limited amount of welfare rights advice. No specific evaluation of welfare rights advice component.
Barnsley Community Legal Service Partnership (2003)[121] Very brief mention of a welfare rights advice project in primary care within a larger report – no evaluation of service.
Bebbington & Unell (2003)[122] Description of a multidisciplinary telephone advice line for older people with some evaluation of use. No evaluation of welfare rights advice component.
Bebbington et al (?year)[123] Description of a multidisciplinary telephone advice line for older people with some evaluation of use. No evaluation of welfare rights advice component.
Bird (1998)[124] Audit of CAB services for those with mental illness – not evaluation of any specific intervention programme delivered in a healthcare setting.
Buckle (1986)[125] Discussion of eligibility for various benefits. No evaluation of specific intervention.
Bundy (2001)[39] Brief description of 'The Health and Advice Project' – full evaluation report included in review
Burton & Diaz de Leon (2002)[126] Review of a number of welfare advice services but only service for which any outcomes are report does not appear to have been delivered in a healthcare setting.
Clarke et al (2001)[127] Multidisciplinary service to provide advice and support to individuals and families with complex social and health problems – including welfare rights advice. No specific evaluation of welfare rights advice component.
Craig et al (2003)[128] Review and primary research on the impact of addition welfare benefit income in older people – not specifically of welfare rights advice delivered in a healthcare setting.
Dowling et al (2003)[129] Systematic review of effectiveness of financial benefits in reducing inequalities in child health with limitation to randomised controlled trials. Not evaluation of welfare rights advice.
Emanuel (2002)[130] Description of service rather than evaluation of impacts of service.
Ennals (1990)[131] Discussion of importance of welfare benefits in relation to health and eligibility for benefits.
Ennals (1993)[74] Editorial relating to article (Paris and Player, 1993) included in review
Evans (1998)[132] Report of client profile, sources of referrals and problems raised at a welfare rights advice service in primary care. No evaluation of effect on clients.
Forrest (2003)[133] Very brief mention of a welfare rights advice project in primary care within a larger report – no evaluation of service.
Gask et al (2000)[134] Very brief mention of a welfare rights advice project in primary care within a larger report – no evaluation of service.
Greasley & Small (2002)[135] A review of previously published work on welfare rights advice delivered in primary care. Not an evaluation of a specific intervention.
Greasley (2005)[136] Discussion of the process of videoing interviews that happened to be with users of a welfare rights advice service in primary healthcare. No evaluation of the impact of the intervention service itself.
Green (1998)[137] Description of eligibility for benefits whilst an in-patient.
Green et al (2004)[138] Review of health impact assessments in a variety of areas with very limited mention of Longworth et al (2003)
Harding et al (2002)[38] Audit of provision of welfare rights advisors in general practices and perceived impact of these facilities on the primary healthcare team. No evaluation of any specific programme on clients.
Hobby & Abbott (1999)[78] Brief description of 'The Health and Advice Project' – full evaluation report included in review
Hobby et al (1998)[15] A survey of CAB offering outreach in primary care settings with collation of some information. Limited data on impacts of advice not included in other, primary, reports.
Hoskins et al (2000)[64] Discussion of potential importance of welfare benefits advice for health with proposal that nurses could become involved in giving advice. No actual intervention described or evaluated.
Jarman (1985)[45] Description of computer programme to help determine eligibility for various welfare benefits. No evaluation of impact of programme.
Kalra et al (2003)[48] Methods of family planning _ounseling, not welfare rights advice related.
Longworth et al (2003)[139] Discussion of potential, rather than actual, impact of service
NACAB (1999)[10] Magazine type articles on various different studies with case studies, not evaluation of single/multiple project(s)
Norowska (2004)[62] Description of delayed application for and provision of attendance allowance. No intervention to improve take-up discussed.
Okpaku (1985)[140] Audit of mentally ill people applying for benefit and problems they encounter. No intervention programme to provide advice with claiming.
Pacitti & Dimmick (1996)[56] Descriptive study of extend and correlates of underclaiming of welfare benefits amongst individuals with mental illness.
Powell et al (2004)[68] Financial evaluation of welfare rights advice programme with repetition of financial impacts for clients of data in Langley et al (2004) and Memel et al (2004)
Reid et al (1998)[141] Assessment of staff awareness and involvement in an ongoing welfare rights advice project in primary care. No evaluation of impact of service on users.
Riverside Advice Ltd (2004)[142] Report of welfare rights project for those with mental illnesses. No evaluation of impact of service on users.
Scully (1999)[143] Report of training programme for welfare rights advisors working within primary care settings, not evaluation of a specific service.
Searle (2001)[144] Description of a multidisciplinary telephone advice line for older people. No evaluation of welfare rights advice component.
Sherr et al (2002)[145] Audit of current practice in three London boroughs with exploration of attitudes to potential services, not evaluation of service in place.
Stenger (2003)[35] Discussion of moving from welfare to work, not of advice to help claim welfare benefits.
Strachan (1995)[146] Proceedings of a conference with descriptions but no evaluations of welfare rights advice services in healthcare settings.
Tameside MBC [33, 147] Description of rationale for service and recommendations for the future, not evaluation of service
Thomson et al (2004)[95] Discussion of problems involved in rigorous scientific evaluation of social interventions – including welfare rights advice – but no evaluation of specific intervention.
Venables (2004)[148] Annual report of welfare rights service not based in a healthcare setting.
Watson (2000)[149] Multidisciplinary intervention project with small welfare rights component but no evaluation of welfare rights component in isolation.
Waterhouse (1996)[150] Profile of users of a welfare rights advice service in primary care, along with advice sought, service provided and discussion of logistic issues. No evaluation of effect on clients.
Waterhouse (2003)[151] Report on logistical problems and solutions to setting up welfare advice service in primary care. No evaluation of effect on clients.
Waterhouse and Benson (2002)[152] Background paper proposing establishment of a welfare rights service within a PCT. No evaluation of new project.
West Berkshire CAB (2004)[153] Report of service activity and financial statement – no evaluation of service.
Williams (1982)[154] Description of a hospital based services. Evaluation limited to type of contacts and activity engaged in by welfare advisor.