Guide to Patient and Family Engagement

Appendix B: Summary of Search Terms

Database Number of hits / Titles reviewed Number of abstracts reviewed Number of full articles retrieved Number and types of search terms used Limits applied
Individual characteristics of target audience
PubMed 956 132 46 18 terms used: hospital; patient centered care; physician, nurse; quality, safety, communication, relations, decision making; continuing education/training Human, English, 1999 to present
CINAHL 204 132 0 13 terms: hospital; patient centered care; physician, nurse; quality, safety, communication, relations, decision making; continuing education/training English, 1999 to present
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews -- -- -- Database not productive for this subject  
PsychInfo -- -- -- Database not productive for this subject  
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses 65 0 0 13 terms: hospital; patient centered care; physician, nurse; quality, safety, communication, relations, decision making; continuing education/training English, 1999 to present
ABI Inform Business Global 73 0 0 8 terms used: hospital; patient centered care; quality, safety, communication, relations; continuing education/training 1999 to present
HSR Project Database 92 0 0 14 terms used: hospital; patient centered care; physician, nurse; quality, safety, communication, relations, decision making; continuing education/training Initial year 1999 or later
Subtotal 1,390 264 46    
Organizational Context
PubMed 353 85 36 16 terms used: hospital; organizational change, climate, culture; safety; leadership, goal, innovation, performance, quality improvement, team building; advisory council English language; 1999 to present; human subjects
CINAHL 162 162 17 16 terms used: hospital; organizational change, climate, culture; safety; leadership, goal, innovation, performance, quality improvement, team building; advisory council English language; 1999 to present
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews -- -- -- Database not productive for this subject  
PsychInfo 92 92 0 6 terms used: Hospital; change; safety; advisory council English language; 1999 to present
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses 32 32 2 6 terms used: Hospital; change; safety; advisory council English language; 1999 to present
ABI Inform Business Global 196 0 0 15 terms used: hospital; organizational change, climate, culture; safety; leadership, goal, innovation, performance, quality improvement, team building; advisory council 1999-present
HSR Project Database 304 131 0 15 terms used: hospital; organizational change, climate, culture; safety; leadership, goal, innovation, performance, quality improvement, team building; advisory council Initial year 1999 or later
Subtotal 1,139 502 55    
Strategies and Interventions
PubMed 1,863 482 169 20 terms used: hospital; patient or family participation/engagement, visitors; safety, quality; terms for specific interventions Human, English, 1999 to present
CINAHL 1,598 190 28 17 terms used: hospital; patient or family participation/engagement, visitors; safety, quality; terms for specific interventions English, 1999 to present
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 69 69 5 17 terms used: hospital; patient or family participation/engagement, visitors; safety, quality; terms for specific interventions None
PsychInfo -- -- -- Database not productive for this subject  
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses 98 22 0 14 terms used: patient or family participation/engagement; safety, quality; terms for specific interventions English, 1999 to present
ABI Inform Business Global 44 0 0 7 terms used: patient or family participation/engagement; safety, quality 1999 to present
HSR Project Database 114 0 0 14 terms used: hospital; patient or family participation/engagement, visitors; safety, quality; terms for specific interventions Initial year 1999 or later
SubTotal 3,786 763 202    
Totals by Database
PubMed 3,172 699 251 50 terms used  
CINAHL 1,964 484 50 30 terms used  
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 69 69 5 18 terms used  
PsychInfo 92 92 0 6 terms used  
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses 195 54 2 25 terms used  
ABI Inform Business Global 313 0 0 29 terms used  
HSR Project Database 510 131 0 37 terms used  
Grand Total 6,315 1,529 303    

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Appendix B: Summary of Search Terms. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ptfamilyscan/ptfamilyapb.html