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Table 2 Characteristics of participants of the survey

From: Trading certainty for speed - how much uncertainty are decisionmakers and guideline developers willing to accept when using rapid reviews: an international survey

Participant characteristics (number of responses) Number of participants
(% of response)
Number of participants
 Total 556 (100)
 Completed survey 350 (62.9)
 Ineligible (Do not use evidence syntheses for decision-making purposes)a 16
 Ineligible (Opt-out for all three scenarios) 9
 Eligible 325 (58.5)
Gender (n = 323)b
 Female 165 (51.1)
 Male 158 (48.9)
Age – years (n = 323)b
 21 – 30 15 (4.6)
 31 – 40 75 (23.2)
 41 – 50 92 (28.5)
 51 – 60 109 (33.8)
 61 – 70 29 (9.0)
 > 70 3 (0.9)
Selected survey language (n = 325)
 English 136 (41.9)
 Spanish 104 (32.0)
 German 85 (26.1)
Type of user of evidence (n = 325)c
 Guideline developer 143 (44.0)
 Health policy decisionmaker 68 (20.9)
 Decisionmaker in a health insurance company 41 (12.6)
 Decisionmaker in a regulatory agency 19 (5.9)
 Hospital administrator 16 (4.9)
 Other 120 (36.9)
Residence by continents with most commonly reported countries (n = 325)
 Europe 147 (45.2)
  Austria 53 (16.3)
  United Kingdom 47 (14.5)
  Germany 31 (9.5)
 South and Central America 114 (35.1)
  Argentina 45 (13.9)
  Peru 18 (5.5)
  Colombia 17 (5.2)
 North America 57 (17.5)
  Canada 33 (10.2)
  United States of America 24 (7.4)
 Africa 3 (0.9)
 Australia and New Zealand 3 (0.9)
 Asia 1 (0.3)
  1. n number of participants
  2. aParticipants were redirected to the end of the survey even before answering the scenarios
  3. bNot reported by two participants; cParticipants could select more than one option