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Appendix B: Summary of Search Terms

Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report

DatabaseNumber of hits / Titles reviewedNumber of abstracts reviewedNumber of full articles retrievedNumber and types of search terms usedLimits applied
Individual characteristics of target audience
PubMed9561324618 terms used: hospital; patient centered care; physician, nurse; quality, safety, communication, relations, decision making; continuing education/trainingHuman, English, 1999 to present
CINAHL204132013 terms: hospital; patient centered care; physician, nurse; quality, safety, communication, relations, decision making; continuing education/trainingEnglish, 1999 to present
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews------Database not productive for this subject 
PsychInfo------Database not productive for this subject 
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses650013 terms: hospital; patient centered care; physician, nurse; quality, safety, communication, relations, decision making; continuing education/trainingEnglish, 1999 to present
ABI Inform Business Global73008 terms used: hospital; patient centered care; quality, safety, communication, relations; continuing education/training1999 to present
HSR Project Database920014 terms used: hospital; patient centered care; physician, nurse; quality, safety, communication, relations, decision making; continuing education/trainingInitial year 1999 or later
Subtotal1,39026446  
Organizational Context
PubMed353853616 terms used: hospital; organizational change, climate, culture; safety; leadership, goal, innovation, performance, quality improvement, team building; advisory councilEnglish language; 1999 to present; human subjects
CINAHL1621621716 terms used: hospital; organizational change, climate, culture; safety; leadership, goal, innovation, performance, quality improvement, team building; advisory councilEnglish language; 1999 to present
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews------Database not productive for this subject 
PsychInfo929206 terms used: Hospital; change; safety; advisory councilEnglish language; 1999 to present
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses323226 terms used: Hospital; change; safety; advisory councilEnglish language; 1999 to present
ABI Inform Business Global1960015 terms used: hospital; organizational change, climate, culture; safety; leadership, goal, innovation, performance, quality improvement, team building; advisory council1999-present
HSR Project Database304131015 terms used: hospital; organizational change, climate, culture; safety; leadership, goal, innovation, performance, quality improvement, team building; advisory councilInitial year 1999 or later
Subtotal1,13950255  
Strategies and Interventions
PubMed1,86348216920 terms used: hospital; patient or family participation/engagement, visitors; safety, quality; terms for specific interventionsHuman, English, 1999 to present
CINAHL1,5981902817 terms used: hospital; patient or family participation/engagement, visitors; safety, quality; terms for specific interventionsEnglish, 1999 to present
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews6969517 terms used: hospital; patient or family participation/engagement, visitors; safety, quality; terms for specific interventionsNone
PsychInfo------Database not productive for this subject 
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses9822014 terms used: patient or family participation/engagement; safety, quality; terms for specific interventionsEnglish, 1999 to present
ABI Inform Business Global44007 terms used: patient or family participation/engagement; safety, quality1999 to present
HSR Project Database1140014 terms used: hospital; patient or family participation/engagement, visitors; safety, quality; terms for specific interventionsInitial year 1999 or later
SubTotal3,786763202  
Totals by Database
PubMed3,17269925150 terms used 
CINAHL1,9644845030 terms used 
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews6969518 terms used 
PsychInfo929206 terms used 
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses19554225 terms used 
ABI Inform Business Global3130029 terms used 
HSR Project Database510131037 terms used 
Grand Total6,3151,529303  

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Page last reviewed May 2012
Internet Citation: Appendix B: Summary of Search Terms: Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ptfamilyscan/ptfamilyapb.html