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Database: Ovid MEDLINE(R)
Search Strategy:
1exp Breast Neoplasms/
2exp neoplasms/di
3exp breast/
42 and 3
51 or 4
6exp mass screening/
7(screen$ or (routine$ adj3 (test$ or check$ or diagnos$ or detect$))).mp. [mp=title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word]
86 or 7
95 and 8
10exp Physical Examination/
11exp Breast/
12exp Breast Neoplasms/
1311 or 12
1410 and 13
15exp Mammography/
169 and 14
179 and 15
18exp Mortality/
19mo.fs.
2018 or 19
2116 and 20
2217 and 20
2321 or 22
24limit 23 to (humans and english language)
25limit 24 to (guideline or meta analysis or randomized controlled trial)
26(random$ or rct).mp. [mp=title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word]
2724 and 26
28(meta-analy$ or metaanaly$ or (systematic$ adj10 review$)).mp. [mp=title, original title, abstract, name of substance word, subject heading word]
2924 and 28
3025 or 27 or 29
3124 not 30

From: Appendix B, Detailed Methods

Cover of Screening for Breast Cancer
Screening for Breast Cancer: Systematic Evidence Review Update for the US Preventive Services Task Force [Internet].
Evidence Syntheses, No. 74.
Nelson HD, Tyne K, Naik A, et al.

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