Table 2

Screening protocol

1Title and abstract screening
AIs the study published in English? AND Is it published in the year 2000 or later?If answer to both the components are ‘yes’, Go to BIf it is non-English or published before 2000 then exclude the study
BIs it a study conducted in India?
  1.  If it is ‘yes’ OR

  2.  If it is not clearly stated, thus cannot decide, Go to C

If it is clearly stated that it is conducted elsewhere, but India, then exclude the study
CDoes study involve one of the following design or analysis: RCTs, interrupted time series studies, difference-in-difference, regression discontinuity designs, statistical matching, quasi-randomised and non-randomised trials, prospective, retrospective and analytical cross-sectional studies and studies related to process evaluation and policy analysis.If answer is ‘yes’ OR it is not clearly stated in abstract, Go to DIf the study is descriptive cross-sectional (or prevalence study) having single group OR if the publication is a commentary, perspective, editorial, reviews, conference abstracts OR policy paper that does not provide details of implementation of intervention:
exclude the study
DDoes the study describe the intervention for increasing awareness of and uptake of health insurance?
(The intervention could be any intervention, policy or programme (eg, behavioural change communication or educational) that directly or indirectly affects awareness of health insurance. There is no restriction on mode of intervention, for example, mass media or group discussions. There is no restriction on who provides the intervention, for example, researcher, community-based workers or insurance agent. There is no restriction on duration and frequency of providing intervention. The health insurance scheme could be of any type, including but not limited to, public, private, for profit and not-for-profit. Contribution for premiums could be made by individual, non-governmental organisations, employer or government. There is no restriction on focus of health insurance, for example, hospital stay or surgery.)OR
Does the study describe about the factors associated with awareness of health insurance? OR Does the study describe awareness as a factor for uptake or re-enrolment of health insurance?
If answer to one of the components is ‘yes’ OR if it is not clearly stated and you are in doubt, then Include the study for full-text screening
If you are in doubt: flag for discussion
If no, exclude the study
2Full-text screening
EIs it a study conducted in India?If it is ‘yes’, Go to FIf no exclude the study
FDid the study involve adult population?If it is ‘yes’, Go to GIf no exclude the study
GDoes the study involve one of the following design or analysis: RCTs, interrupted time series studies, difference-in-difference, regression discontinuity designs, statistical matching, quasi-randomised and non-randomised trials, prospective, retrospective and analytical cross-sectional studies and studies related to process evaluation and policy analysis.If answer is ‘yes’ Go to H OR
If you are doubtful, then flag for discussion
If the study is descriptive cross-sectional (or prevalence study) having single group OR If the publication is a commentary, perspective, editorial, reviews, conference abstracts or policy paper that does not provide details of implementation of intervention:
exclude the study
HDoes the study describe the intervention for increasing awareness of and uptake of health insurance?
(The intervention could be any intervention, policy or programme (eg, behavioural change communication or educational) that directly or indirectly affects awareness of health insurance.
There is no restriction on mode of intervention, for example, mass media or group discussions. There is no restriction on who provides the intervention, for example, researcher, community-based workers or insurance agent. There is no restriction on duration and frequency of providing intervention. The health insurance scheme could be of any type, including but not limited to, public, private, for profit and not-for-profit. Contribution for premiums could be made by individual, non-governmental organisations, employer or government. There is no restriction on focus of health insurance, for example, hospital stay or surgery.) OR
Does the study describe about the factors associated with awareness of health insurance?
OR Does the study describe awareness as a factor for uptake or re-enrolment of health insurance?
If answer to one of the components is ‘yes’ Go to I OR
If you are in doubt, then flag for discussion
If no exclude the study
IDid the study measure the outcomes of our interest?If answer is ‘yes’ then include for data analysisIf no, exclude the study
  • RCT, randomised controlled trial.