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Table 2 Incidence of mixed methods studies commissioned by the Department of Health Research & Development programme 1994–2004

From: Why, and how, mixed methods research is undertaken in health services research in England: a mixed methods study

Programme % n N
Current programmes    
   Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) 46% 28 61
   Health Technology and Assessment (HTA) 9% 14 136
   New and Emerging Applications of Technology (NEAT) 9% 2 21
Past programmes    
Maternal and child health 17% 8 48
CVD and stroke 8% 4 49
Implementation 36% 10 28
Primary secondary care interface 18% 11 62
Primary dental care 20% 8 41
Forensic mental health 17% 5 30
Policy Research Programme (PRP) 19% 29 157
Year    
   Pre 1995 17% 33 191
   1996–1998 15% 28 189
   1999–2001 16% 25 156
   2002–2004 30% 33 111
Total 18% 119 647