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Table 2 Search strategy used to identify qualitative articles published in eligible journals during 1999 to 2008

From: Paucity of qualitative research in general medical and health services and policy research journals: analysis of publication rates

Data element Search strategy
Numerator (total number of empirical qualitative articles published) journal title AND (qualitative research OR interviews as topic OR focus groups) NOT (comment OR editorial OR letter OR news)
Denominator (total number of empirical research articles published) journal title NOT (comment OR editorial OR letter OR news)