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Table 1 Provisional search strategy. Database(s): Ovid MEDLINE(R) Epub Ahead of Print, In-Process and other non-indexed citations, Ovid MEDLINE(R) Daily, and Ovid MEDLINE(R) 1946 to Present

From: Transition in care from paramedics to emergency department nurses: a systematic review protocol

# Searches Results
1 exp Patient Handoff/ 691
2 exp Patient Transfer/ 7049
3 exp Transfer Agreement/ 253
4 hand-off*.mp. 375
5 handoff*.mp. 1388
6 hand-over*.mp. 921
7 handover*.mp. 1063
8 sign-over*.mp. 68
9 signover*.mp. 0
10 signout*.mp. 49
11 sign-out*.mp. 370
12 (transfer* adj care).mp. 95
13 (transition* adj care*).mp. 1231
14 (patient* adj transition*).mp. 622
15 (patient* adj transfer*).mp. 8814
16 (patient care adj report*).mp. 94
17 (triage adj report*).mp. 6
18 or/1–17 14,343
19 exp Emergencies/ 38,186
20 exp Emergency Medical Services/ 116,639
21 exp Emergency Service, Hospital/ 62,927
22 exp Triage/ 9682
23 exp Ambulances/ 7791
24 (emergency adj2 room*).mp. 16,146
25 (emergency adj2 department*).mp. 70,119
26 (emergency adj2 unit*).mp. 3102
27 (emergency adj2 ward*).mp. 1218
28 “accident and emergency”.mp. 4460
29 “accident & emergency”.mp. 623
30 pre-hospital.mp. 3473
31 prehospital.mp. 9904
32 emergency medical service*.mp. 41,665
33 ambulance*.mp. 13,164
34 (triage adj2 room*).mp. 71
35 (triage adj2 department*).mp. 323
36 (triage adj2 unit*).mp. 79
37 (triage adj2 ward*).mp. 9
38 ems.mp. 10,144
39 paramedic*.mp. 7076
40 (emergency adj3 technician*).mp. 5893
41 (emergency adj3 responder*).mp. 837
42 (emergency adj3 personnel).mp. 1271
43 (emergency adj3 worker*).mp. 443
44 (emergency adj3 provider*).mp. 1114
45 (ems adj3 technician*).mp. 11
46 (ems adj3 responder*).mp. 49
47 (ems adj3 personnel*).mp. 565
48 (ems adj3 worker*).mp. 76
49 (ems adj3 provider*).mp. 691
50 or/19–49 217,243
51 18 and 50 3654
52 limit 51 to english language 3452