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Table 1 Frequency of represented disciplines and methodologies applied in each discipline

From: A systematic review of moral reasons on orphan drug reimbursement

Discipline Methodology
Theoretical/comments/editorials Empirical Reviews Policy guidelines Legal Other Total
Philosophy/bioethics 25 (86%) 0 (0%) 3 (10%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 29 (100%)
Clinical medicine 12 (57%) 3 (14%) 4 (19%) 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 21 (100%)
Health economics 21 (43%) 12 (24%) 16 (33%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 49 (100%)
Health policy 31 (30%) 21 (20%) 42 (41%) 7 (7%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 103 (100%)
Law 2 (22%) 0 (0%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 6 (67%) 0 (0%) 9 (100%)
Social sciences 0 (0%) 18 (90%) 1 (5%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 20 (100%)
Industry (stakeholder) 1 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (75%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (100%)
Patients (stakeholder) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (100%)
Other 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (60%) 0 (0%) 2 (40%) 5 (100%)
Total 92 (38%) 54 (22%) 67 (28%) 18 (7%) 8 (3%) 4 (2%) 243 (100%)