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Table 3 Characteristics of the identified studies including adult patients on or nearing chronic dialysis

From: Assessing the extent to which current clinical research is consistent with patient priorities: a scoping review using a case study in patients on or nearing dialysis

  Published studies in the medical literature Registered RCTs Studies identified through funding organizations of Canada, U.S., Australia, and U.K.
Study designs included RCTs and observational studies RCTs RCTs and observational studies
Eligible studies; n 1116 315 70
Studies in the top 10 priorities; n (%) 194 (17.4) 71 (22.5) 15 (21.4)
Study type (%)    
 RCT 12.1 100 10
 Observational 87.9 0 90
Dialysis status (%)    
 Hemodialysis 55.7 70.5 48.5
 Peritoneal dialysis 12.0 19.4 15.7
 Both 29.9 10.2 35.7
 Nearing dialysis 2.3 0 0
Assessed clinical outcomes as part of the primary outcome of the study (%) 30.9 15.9 32.9
Primary funding type (%)    
 Academica 40.6 79.3 100
 Commercialb 13.3 20.3 0
 Unspecified 46.2 0.3 0
  1. RCT randomized controlled trial, aIncluding public and not-for-profit funding; bincluding studies from the pharmaceutical industry