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Table 1 Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

From: Leave events among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a systematic review

Inclusion Criteria Exclusion Criteria
1. English language, published from 1990 – 2022. This timeframe was based on time and human resources availability
2. Primary studies including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies
3. Reports of interventions previously or currently undertaken to reduce leave events among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
4. Analysis of factors or causes associated with leave events among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all ages
5. Studies analysing leave events among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians were included when the factors or causes associated with leave events among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were specifically analysed
6. Analysis of interventions to reduce leave events among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
7. Analysing leave events in health care services of all levels including hospitalisation and emergency department
1. Studies published in languages other than English
2. Studies including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians where causes of leave events were not analysed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people specifically
3. Studies including routine discharge or negotiated/agreed discharge; discharge for the day programs and instances of ‘did not attend’