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Table 1 Proposed MEDLINE search strategy developed using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

From: Identifying models of delivery, care domains and quality indicators relevant to palliative day services: a scoping review protocol

Search strategy
1 QUALITY INDICATOR$.mp.
2 exp Quality Indicators, Health Care/og, st, ut [Organization & Administration, Standards, Utilization]
3 exp QUALITY INDICATOR$, HEALTHCARE/
4 PATIENT-CENTERED CARE/
5 exp “Standard of Care”/og, st [Organization & Administration, Standards]
6 Quality Assurance, Health Care/mt, og, st [Methods, Organization & Administration, Standards]
7 QUALITY CRITERIA.mp.
8 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT.mp. or Quality Improvement/
9 QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE/
10 PROCESS ASSESSMENT HEALTH CARE.mp. or “Process Assessment(Health Care)”/
11 GUIDELINES AS TOPIC/
12 PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC/
13 exp Practice Guideline/
14 BEST PRACTICE/
15 PALLIATIVE CARE/
16 HOSPICE PROGRAMS.mp. or exp Hospice Care/
17 HOSPICE.mp. and PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING/[mp=ti, ab, hw, tn, ot, dm, mf, dv, kw, nm, kf, px, rx, ui, tc, id, tm]
18 "Quality of Life"/or PALLIATIVE MEDICINE.mp. or exp Palliative Medicine/
19 DAY CARE/
20 REHABILITATION/
21 Complementary Therapies/or THERAP$, COMPLEMENTARY.mp.
22 THERAPY, RELAXATION/
23 exp Relaxation/px, tu [Psychology, Therapeutic Use]
24 INTRAVENOUS INFUSIONS/
25 INTRAVENOUS INFUSION$.mp. or exp Infusions, Intravenous/
26 MANAGEMENT, PAIN/
27 exp Pain Management/mt, nu, px, st [Methods, Nursing, Psychology, Standards]
28 SUPPORT SYSTEM, PSYCHOSOCIAL/
29 DELPHI TECHNIQUE$.mp.
30 CONSENSUS DEVELOPMENT.mp.
31 Q SORT.mp.
32 RAND APPROPRIATENESS METHOD.tw.
33 RAND APPROPRIATENESS.mp.
34 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10
35 11 or 12 or 13 or 14
36 15 or 16 or 17 or 18
37 20 or 21 or 22 or 23 or 24 or 25 or 26 or 27 or 28
38 29 or 30 or 31 or 32 or 33
39 34 and 36
40 19 and 34
41 34 and 37
42 34 and 35
43 34 and 38
44 limit 39 to human
45 limit 44 to yr=“1990 -Current”
46 limit 40 to human
47 limit 46 to yr=“1990 -Current”
48 limit 41 to human
49 limit 48 to yr=“1990 -Current”
50 limit 42 to human
51 limit 50 to yr=“1990 -Current”
52 limit 43 to human
53 limit 52 to yr=“1990 -Current”