Appendix ALiterature Search Databases and Strings

Publication Details

List of Electronic Databases for Searches

Specific Searches

Medline/CINAHL Search

Ovid MEDLINE(R) and Ovid OLDMEDLINE(R) 1947 to May Week 2 2011 and Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations May 18, 2011

Date Searched: 05/18/2011; updated search through 12/31/2011 conducted on 1/12/2012

Ovid PsycINFO 1806 to May Week 1 2011

Date Searched: 05/10/2011; updated search through 12/31/2011 conducted on 1/12/2012

CINAHL EBSCO Plus with Full Text

Date Searched: 05/18/2011; updated search through 12/31/2011 conducted on 1/12/2012

EMBASE - Elsevier (1973-present)

Date searched: 06/29/2011; updated search through 12/31/2011 conducted on 1/12/2012

EBSCO Econlit (1969-present)

Date Searched: 05/25/2011; updated search through 12/31/2011 conducted on 1/13/2012

EBSCO BUSINESS SOURCE PREMIER

Date Searched: 05/25/2011; updated search through 12/31/2011 conducted on 1/13/2012

Public Affairs Information Service International (PAIS)

ProQuest CSA

Searched 5/25/2011; updated search through 12/31/2011 conducted on 1/13/2012

Search strategies for the grey literature databases comprised keyword/phrase searching (e.g., public report*, Medicare compare, etc) primarily, due to the unavailability of relevant subject searching capability in most of the databases. The NYAM Grey Literature database search was comprised of keyword/phrase searching ‘ANDed’ together with their subject term ‘quality of health care.’

AARP Ageline (OvidSP)

Searched 07/22/2011; updated search through 12/31/2011 conducted on 1/13/2012