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Table 1 Search strategy

From: In search of quality indicators for Down syndrome healthcare: a scoping review

Population: Outcomes:
1 Intellectual Disability
2 Mentally Disabled Persons
3 Developmental Disabilities
4 Down Syndrome
5 Developmental disorder*
6 Mental deficien*
7 Mental retard*
8 Down’s syndrome
9 Trisomy 21
10 (1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4 OR 5 OR 6 OR 7 OR 8 OR 9) (Google Scholar: 1 OR 2 OR 3 OR 4 OR 5 OR 6 OR 7)
19 (NOT) Pregnancy
11 Quality Indicators, Health Care
12 Quality Improvement
13 Total Quality Management
14 Benchmarking
15 Clinical indicator*
16 Quality measure*
17 Quality assessment*
18 (11 OR 12 OR 13 OR 14 OR 15 OR 16 OR 17) (Google Scholar: 11 OR 16)
  1. Combining search term groups: 10 AND 18 NOT 19
  2. This strategy is related to the PubMed search. Very similar versions were used to search EMBASE, Web of Science, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Google Scholar, but adapted for the specific search terms used in these databases, if available. The search terms printed in italics are not MeSH-terms. All MeSH Terms were also searched as free text in all databases as title/abstract