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Table 3 Search in Pubmed (date: 18 January 2017)

From: The availability and effectiveness of tools supporting shared decision making in metastatic breast cancer care: a review

Search strategy Number of hits
  Breast cancer  
#1 “breast cancer” [tiab]  
#2 breast neoplasms [mesh]  
#3 “breast neoplasm*” [tiab]  
#4 “breast carcinoma” [tiab]  
#5 “breast tumor” [tiab]  
#6 “breast tumour” [tiab]  
#9 #1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 OR #5 OR #6 OR #7 OR #8 307,107
  Palliative care  
#10 palliative care [mesh]  
#11 palliative [tiab]  
#12 Hospice Care [mesh]  
#13 hospice [tiab]  
#14 end-of-life [tiab]  
#15 terminal [tiab]  
#16 incurable [tiab]  
#17 Terminal Care [mesh]  
#18 “early palliative care” [tiab]  
#19 “serious illness” [tiab]  
#20 “advanced cancer” [tiab]  
#21 “metastatic cancer” [tiab]  
#22 metastasis [tiab]  
#23 Neoplasm Metastasis [MeSH Terms]  
#24 #10 OR #11 OR #12 OR #13 OR #14 OR #15 OR #16 OR #17 770,461
  Decision making  
#19 “decision making”[tiab]  
#20 “decision support”[tiab]  
#21 “decision aid*”[tiab]  
#22 “choice behavior”[tiab]  
#23 “choice behaviour”[tiab]  
#24 (((((shared)[tiab] OR sharing)[tiab] OR informed[tiab]))) AND ((decision*[tiab]) OR choice*[tiab])  
#25 #19 OR #20 OR #21 OR #22 OR #23 OR #24 116,279
#26 #9 AND #18 AND #25 314
  limit #26 to (humans and yr. = “2006–2017”) 181
  1. Note. This initial search strategy was adapted to Cinahl, Medline and PsychInfo