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Table 9 Full database search strategy for included studies

From: Assessing demographic access to hip replacement surgery in the United Kingdom: a systematic review

  Search terms
PICo tool MEDLINE (Ovid) PubMed Web of Science
Population exp Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip/
OR exp. Hip Joint/
OR exp. Hip Prosthesis
OR exp. Osteoarthritis, Hip/
((Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip [mh]) OR (Hip Joint [mh])
OR (Hip Prosthesis [mh]) OR (Osteoarthritis, Hip [mh]))
TS = hip arthroplasty
OR TS=Hip Joint OR TS=Hip Prosthesis
OR TS=Hip Osteoarthritis
Interest exp Socioeconomic Factors/
OR exp. Social Class/
OR exp. Ethnic Groups/ OR exp. Minority Groups OR Demography.mp
((Socioeconomic Factors [mh])
OR (Social Class [mh]) OR (Ethnic Groups [mh]) OR (Demography [TIAB]) OR (Minority Groups [mh]))
TS=Socioeconomic Factors OR TS=Social Class OR TS = Ethnic Groups OR TS = Minority Groups OR TS=Demography
Context I exp Health Services Accessibility/
OR exp. “Health Services Needs and Demand”/ OR exp. Social Justice/ OR exp. Health Care Reform/
OR exp. Delivery of Health Care/
OR exp. Health Planning/
OR exp. Health Policy/ OR exp. Healthcare Disparities
OR exp. Health Status Disparities
OR Health Services.mp OR (equalit$ OR inequalit$ or equit$ or inequit$).tw
((Health Services Accessibility [mh]
OR (Health Services Needs and Demand [mh])
OR (Social Justice [mh]) OR (Health Care Reform [mh])
OR (Delivery of Health Care [mh])
OR (Health Planning [mh])
OR (Health Policy [mh]) OR (Healthcare Disparities [mh])
OR (Health Status Disparities [mh])
OR (Health Services [TIAB])
OR (equalit*)
OR (inequalit*)
OR (equit*)
OR (inequit*))
TS=Health Services Accessibility OR TS=Health Services Needs
OR TS = Health Services Demands OR TS=Social Justice OR TS=Health Care Reform
OR TS=Delivery of Health Care
OR TS=Health Planning
OR TS=Health Policy
OR TS=Healthcare Disparities
OR TS=Health Status Disparities
OR TS=Health Services OR TS = equalit* OR TS = inequalit*
OR TS = equit*
OR TS = inequit*
Context II Custom geographical filter developed by Ayiku et al. [65] (United Kingdom OR England or Wales OR Scotland OR Great Britain OR GB OR UK) (ALL = (United Kingdom OR England or Wales OR Scotland OR Great Britain OR GB OR UK))
  1. To complete the search, PICO tools were combined as follows: Population AND Interest AND Context I AND Context II
  2. - ‘exp’ refers to an exploded search whereby more niche MeSH keywords relating to the wider concept were captured
  3. - ‘.mp’ refers to a multi-purpose search whereby the specific term is searched for in several fields of the article, including the title and abstract
  4. - ‘.tw’ refers to a text word search whereby the specific term is searched for only in the title and abstract for added specificity
  5. - ‘[mh]’ refers to a MeSH specific search which ensures the terms are searched as MeSH-specific keywords only
  6. - ‘[TIAB]’ refers to title and abstract search whereby the specific term is searched for only in the title and abstract
  7. - ‘TS=’ refers to a topic search whereby the specific term is searched for in several fields of the article, including the title and abstract
  8. ‘$’ and ‘*’ are truncation symbols allowing for a variety of word-endings to be captured.