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Table 1 Search term used in electronic database

From: Systematic review of factors influencing length of stay in ICU after adult cardiac surgery

  Search terms
LOS LOS, Extended LOS, long LOS, prolonged LOS, excess LOS
Surgery Cardiac surgery, heart surgery, AND post*
Intensive care unit Critical care, cardiac ICU, ICU, and intensive care
Management strategies Resource planning, bed management, patient flow, scheduling, throughputs, and efficiency
  1. *used to find other derivates associated with theterm