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Table 1 Detailed search strategy

From: The epidemiology of tuberculosis in health care workers in South Africa: a systematic review

Search terms for MEDLINE (1966 to April 2015)
1. South Africa [Mesh], ti, ab
2. Tuberculosis [Mesh], ti, ab
3. 1 and 2
4. “healthcare worker*” OR “health care worker*” OR nurse* [ti, ab] OR “Health Personnel” [Mesh]
5. 3 and 4
The strategy was amended where necessary to search the other databases listed below:
− EMBASE (1947 to April 2015)
− WEB OF SCIENCE (Social Sciences Citation index/Science Citation Index—1970 to April 2015)
− Cochrane Library (up to Issue 5 2013)—including CENTRAL register of Controlled Trials
− CINAHL (1981 to April 2015)
− WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) up to April 2015
Following feedback from stakeholders at the EVISAT workshop an additional search for relevant information was conducted using the following search terms:
1. “Infection control” [Mesh]
2. “South Africa”
3. #1 AND #2
The records retrieved from this search were screened in the same way as the initial search to see if any additional relevant references were retrieved.