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We are failing to improve the evidence base for ‘exercise referral’: how a physical activity referral scheme taxonomy can help

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  • Contributors CLH and PK: developed the initial concept of a physical activity referral taxonomy and drafted initial ideas. EJO and CJD-R: contributed to the refinement of the initial concept. All authors were involved in the preparation of the final document; contributed to this editorial and approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.