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Table 4 List of exclusion criteria applied to select relevant papers

From: Health financing policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: government ownership or donors’ influence? A scoping review of policymaking processes

Exclusion criteria

Content outside of scope (N = 18)

Exclusive focus on policy outcomes [64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75] Exclusive focus on vertical programs dealing with HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis [76,77,78,79,80,81]

Review of all health financing policy options without specific content on ownership (N = 6)


Analysis of public’s perceptions about health financing policies (N = 5)


Review of options for fiscally sustainable policies (N = 3)


Lack of substantial content on ownership (N = 6)


Full manuscript inaccessible (N = 1)


Short comments, not empirical papers (N = 2)

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