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Table 2 Search strategies and records for databases (Searched in January 2019)

From: Decision aids on breast conserving surgery for early stage breast cancer patients: a systematic review

Database Search strategies Limits Records
Medline (Breast cancer and (decision aid or decision making or decision support) and (breast conserving surgery or breast conserving therapy)).mp.[mp = title, abstract, original title, name of substance word, subject heading word, keyword heading word, protocol supplementary concept word, rare disease supplementary concept word, unique identifier, synonyms] Full text 166
English language
Human
Embase (Breast cancer and (decision aid or decision making or decision support) and (breast conserving surgery or breast conserving therapy)).mp.[mp = title, abstract, original title, name of substance word, subject heading word, keyword heading word, protocol supplementary concept word, rare disease supplementary concept word, unique identifier, synonyms] Full text 152
English language
Human
PubMed ("Breast Neoplasms"[Mesh] AND (decision aid[Title/Abstract] OR decision making[Title/Abstract] OR decision support[Title/Abstract]) AND (breast conserving surgery[Title/Abstract] OR breast conserving therapy[Title/Abstract]) Full text 153
English language
Human
Web of science TS = (breast cancer) AND TS = ((decision aid OR decision making) OR decision support) AND TS = (breast conserving surgery OR breast conserving therapy) Full text 170
English language