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Table 5 Summary of included reviews reporting studies of screening policy interventions

From: The effects of public health policies on health inequalities in high-income countries: an umbrella review

Study No. of relevant studies Context (setting, country, search timeframe) Intervention(s) Summary of results AMSTAR quality appraisala
Spadea et al. 2010 [48] 5 (29) Sweden, Italy and US Screening/Screening. Population female cancer screening programmes appear to increase screening rates in low SES groups; however the inequality gradient still persists (although does not increase) as screening rates are increased across the whole population. 19 (low)
  1. aDerived from R-AMSTAR