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Table 1 PICo question and search terms

From: Healthcare middle managers’ experiences of developing capacity and capability: a systematic review and meta-synthesis

  Participants: Healthcare middle managers Boolean operator: Interest of phenomena: Developing the capacity and capability for leadership Boolean operator: Context:Complexity in public healthcare services
Search terms, step 1 Middle manager OR First-line manager OR Leadership ORLeaders AND Developing OR
Learning OR
Capacity OR
Capability OR
AND Healthcare OR Complexity
Final search terms, step 2 Leaders* OR
Nurse leaders* OR
Nurse administrators OR
Nurse manage* OR
Hospital administrators OR
Health facility administrators OR
Middle manage* OR Nursing manage* OR
Personnel manage* OR Quality manage*
AND Capacity building OR Capabilities OR Competence OR
AND Health care OR
Health care system OR Healthcare system OR
Public sector OR Health care sector OR
Delivery of Health Care OR
Delivery of healthcare OR
Healthcare delivery OR
Health care delivery OR
  1. *Indicates truncation; cutting the end of the search term to expand the search