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Table 2 Empirically derived search strategies to identify nurse staffing research in PubMed

From: Identifying nurse staffing research in Medline: development and testing of empirically derived search strategies with the PubMed interface

Sensitive
1 staff[tiab] OR staffing[tiab] OR organizational[tiab] OR skill mix[tiab] OR length of stay[tiab] OR medicare[tiab]
2 "Nursing Staff, Hospital"[mh]
3 "Personnel Staffing and Scheduling"[mh]
4 "Intensive Care Units/manpower"[mh]
5 "Nursing Administration Research"[mh]
6 #1 OR #2 OR #3 OR #4 OR #5
7 "health services administration"[mh]
8 nurse[tiab] OR nurses[tiab] OR hospitals[tiab] OR nursing[tiab]
9 "hospital units"[mh]
10 #8 OR #9
11 #6 AND #7 AND #10
Precise
1 "Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)" [mh]
2 "Hospital Units" [mh]
3 hospitals[tiab]
4 #1 OR #2 OR #3
5 nurse[tiab] or nurses[tiab]
6 staffing[tiab]
7 "Nursing Staff, Hospital" [mh]
8 #6 OR #7
9 outcomes[tiab]
10 #4 AND #5 AND #8 AND #9
Balanced
1 "Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)" [mh]
2 "Hospital Units" [mh]
3 hospitals[tiab]
4 #1 OR #2 OR #3
5 (nurse[tiab] OR nurses[tiab]) AND staffing[tiab]
6 "Nursing Staff, Hospital" [mh]
7 #5 OR #6
8 #4 AND #7