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Table 2 Search carried out in MEDLINE

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

Search ID# Search terms Search options
S9 S6 and S7 Limiters- English Language
Search modes – Boolean/Phrase
S8 S6 and S7 Search modes – Boolean/Phrase
S7 S3 or S4 Search modes – Boolean/Phrase
S6 S1 or S2 or S5 Search modes – Boolean/Phrase
S5 (MH “Family Practice”) Search modes – Boolean/Phrase
S4 Physician* assistant* Search modes – Boolean/Phrase
S3 (MH “Physician Assistants”) Search modes – Boolean/Phrase
S2 General practi* Search modes – Boolean/Phrase
S1 (MH “Primary Health Care”) OR (MH “Physicians, Family”) Search modes – Boolean/Phrase
  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.