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Table 1 Search Strategy

From: How accurate is the ‘Surprise Question’ at identifying patients at the end of life? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Database Search Terms # papers search 1 (Aug 2016) # papers search 2 (Nov 2016)
OVID platform: Medline, Embase, AMED Dying.mp.
Death.mp.
mortality.mp.
1 or 2 or 3
(surprise adj1 question).mp.
Gsf.mp
5 or 6
4 and 7
55 137
Web of Science TS = (surprise NEAR/1 question OR GSF)
TS = (dying OR death OR mortality)
#1 AND #2
31 68
CINAHL (EBSCOhost) TX surprise question
TX GSF
TX dying
TX mortality
TX death
3 OR 4 OR 5
1 OR 2
6 AND 7
13 33
Database of systematic reviews and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials surprise NEAR/1 question
TX GSF
TX dying
TX mortality
TX death
3 OR 4 OR 5
1 OR 2
6 AND 7
8 12
Open Grey “Surprise Question” 0 0
  1. GSF Gold Standard Framework, TS topic, TX all text