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Table 1 Search strategy for MEDLINE

From: Micro-costing studies in the health and medical literature: protocol for a systematic review

1. (microcost$ or micro-cost$).mp.
2. bottom-up.mp.
3. “costs and cost analysis”/or health care costs/or health expenditures/
4. 2 and 3
5. (bottom-up adj5 cost$).mp.
6. (bottom-up adj5 accounting).mp.
7. (activity-based adj5 accounting).mp.
8. (activity-based adj5 cost$).mp.
9. 1 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8
10. limit 9 to english language
11. limit 10 to journal article