Funding for this research was provided by:
Public Health Agency of Canada (RNS FILE#: PHAC-2019-10313-R15)
Received: 5 May 2020
Accepted: 21 December 2020
First Online: 12 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Not applicable.
: Written informed consent to publish was obtained from the stakeholders and peer reviewers who provided feedback on the protocol. A copy of the written consent is available for review by the Editors-in-Chief of this journal. The stakeholder and peer reviewer feedback has been anonymized and included as Additional file InternalRef removed.
: DM is Co-Editor-in-Chief with <i>Systematic Reviews</i>. BH has previously received honoraria from Cornerstone Research Group for the provision of methodologic advice related to systematic reviews and meta-analysis. BDT has received grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the evaluation of the accuracy of depression screening tools and the effects of depression screening.