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Table 1 Search terms for each database (as described or entered into each database)

From: The contribution of Physician Assistants in primary care: a systematic review

Principle for the search Database Index terms Additional keywords
Physician Assistant MEDLINE Physician Assistants physician* assistant*
EMBASE physician assistant physician* assistant*
CINAHL Physician Assistants physician* assistant*
Physician Assistant Attitudes  
American Academy of Physician Assistants  
PsycINFO - physician* assistant*
BNI - physician* assistant*
SSCI - physician* assistant*
SCOPUS - physician* assistant*
Primary Care MEDLINE Primary Health Care general practi*
Physicians, Family  
Family Practice  
EMBASE primary medical care primary care
general practice family practice
general practi*
CINAHL Primary Health Care general practi*
Physicians, Family
Family Practice
PsycINFO Primary Health Care primary care
Family Physicians family practice
BNI - primary care
  general practi*
  family practice
SSCI - primary care
- primary health care
primary medical care
general practi*
family practi*
SCOPUS   primary care
primary health care
primary medical care
general practi*
family practi*
English language All Limiters: English Language
  1. The asterisk * was used to truncate the search term. For example, physician* assistant* will search for physician assistant, physician’s assistant, physician assistants, etc.