Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria and search string
Inclusion criteria - written in English
- concerns factors influencing patient choice or general choice theories regarding choices in health care
- factors focused on are studied from a patient perspective or are determined by means of patient registration data analysis
- does not solely concern the organization of a country’s health insurance system
- reports empirical research (is not a commentary)
- is a scientific paper
Post-hoc exclusion criteria - reports
- studies before 1995
- studies from non-Western countries
Search string in PubMed ("patient choice"[TIAB] OR "patients choice"[TIAB] OR "patients' choice"[TIAB] OR "consumer choice"[TIAB] OR "consumers choice"[TIAB]) AND (provider[TIAB] OR providers[TIAB] OR hospital[TIAB] OR hospitals[TIAB] OR physician[TIAB] OR physicians[TIAB] OR doctor[TIAB] OR doctors[TIAB])

Victoor et al.

Victoor et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:272   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-272

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