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Table 1 Search strategy Ovid MEDLINE(R)

From: Instruments to measure patient experience of health care quality in hospitals: a systematic review protocol

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1 Patient-centred care/
2 Exp *quality indicators, health care/
3 is.fs.
4 *“Process assessment (health care)”/
5 *“Health care surveys”/is (instrumentation)
6 Patient-reported.mp.
7 *“Questionnaires”/st (standards)
8 Quality of care.mp.
9 Health care surveys/ or questionnaires/
10 Patient experience.mp.
11 *“Outcome assessment (health care)”/
12 *“Inpatients”/
13 is.fs. or measure*.mp. or validation.mp.
14 Inpatients/
15 Secondary care/
16 Hospital*.mp.
17 (Acute adj (service* or care or setting*)).mp.
18 (Patient* adj3 experience*).mp.
19 (Quality* adj3 (care or healthcare)).mp.
20 1 or 10 or 18
21 14 or 15 or 16 or 17
22 5 or 13
23 20 and 21 and 22
24 2 or 8 or 19
25 23 and 24
26 (Patient* adj2 (perspective* or opinion* or experience*)).mp.
27 25 and 26
  1. Footnote for Table 1: An asterisk (*) represents the most significant concept in Medical Subject Headings within MEDLINE. The slash (/) is used to describe more completely an aspect of a subject. A major topic asterisk before a subheading (/) indicates that that major concept and subheading are associated.