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Table 1 Developed search strategy for MEDLINE using OVID

From: An evaluation of methods used to teach quality improvement to undergraduate healthcare students to inform curriculum development within preregistration nurse education: a protocol for systematic review and narrative synthesis

  Search terms
1. exp quality Improvement*/
2. (science of improvement or improvement science or continuous quality improvement or total quality management or quality standards or improvement models).tw.
3. 1 or 2
4. exp education*/
5. course$.tw.
6. train$.tw.
7. curricul$.tw.
8. teach$.tw.
9. learn$.tw.
10. 4or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9
11. student.ab.
12. trainee.ab.
13. learner.ab.
14. (undergraduate).ab.
15. 11 or 12 or 13 or 14
16. exp programme evaluation/
17. evaluat$.ab.
18. 16 or 17
19. 3 and 10 and 15 and 18
  1. The ‘exp’ before an index term indicates that the term was exploded. The slash (/) after an index term indicates that all subheadings were selected. ‘tw’ or ‘ab’ indicates a search for a term in the title (ti) or abstract (ab). The dollar ($) at the end of a term indicates that this term has been truncated. The asterisk (*) following an index term indicates that that term was focused—i.e. limited to records where the term was a major MeSH term.