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Table 2 The search strategy used in the databases

From: The needs, models of care, interventions and outcomes of palliative care in the Caribbean: a systematic review of the evidence

Search terms Group1 Search terms Group 2
• Palliative care OR • Caribbean OR
•Terminal* OR • West Indies OR
• Terminally Ill OR • Commonwealth Countries OR
• Terminal Care OR • Each named Caribbean Island: Anguilla, Aruba, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands,Curaçao,Dominica,Grenada,Guadeloupe,Martinique,Monserrat,Saba,Saint Barthelmey, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Eustatius, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica,Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos
• Hospice OR
• End Of Life OR
• Dying OR
• Advanced Disease OR: HIV/AIDS OR Chronic Heart Failure OR Advanced COPD (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) OR Chronic Renal Disease OR Dementia OR Advanced Cancer (these groups were used since they fall into the top causes of mortality in the Caribbean)