Table 2MEDLINE search strategy and unduplicated results for April 2008

Search numberSearch TermYield
#2Search “Community Health Aides”[MeSH] OR “health advisor” OR “health worker” OR “health advocate” OR “health paraprofessional” OR “community health representative” OR “outreach worker” OR dumas OR promotoras OR embajadores OR consejeras6,051
#3Search “Community Health Aides”[MeSH] OR “health advisor” OR “health worker” OR “health advocate” OR “health paraprofessional” OR “community health representative” OR “outreach worker” OR dumas OR promotoras OR embajadores OR consejeras Limits: Humans, English3,031
#6Search ((“Outcome Assessment (Health Care)”[MeSH] OR “Pregnancy Outcome”[MeSH])) OR (“Treatment Outcome”[MeSH] OR “Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)”[MeSH] OR “Fatal Outcome”[MeSH]) Limits: Humans, English369,350
#7Search #3 AND #6 Limits: Humans, English175
#17Search (“Patient Education as Topic”[MeSH] OR “Patient Education Handout “[Publication Type]) OR “Professional-Patient Relations”[MeSH]) OR “Office Visits”[MeSH] Limits: Humans, English109,582
#18Search #3 AND #17 Limits: Humans, English90
#26Search (“Costs and Cost Analysis”[MeSH] OR “Economics”[MeSH] OR “economics “[Subheading] OR “Cost-Benefit Analysis”[MeSH] OR “Cost Allocation”[MeSH] OR “Cost of Illness”[MeSH] OR “Cost Control”[MeSH] OR “Cost Sharing”[MeSH] OR “Cost Savings”[MeSH] OR “Health Care Costs”[MeSH] OR “Direct Service Costs”[MeSH] OR “Hospital Costs”[MeSH] OR “Employer Health Costs”[MeSH] OR “Drug Costs”[MeSH]) Limits: Humans, English257,114
#27Search #3 AND #26 Limits: Humans, English254
#28Search United States Limits: Humans, English606,881
#29Search #27 AND #28 Limits: Humans, English71
#33Search ((“Education”[MeSH] OR “education “[Subheading])) OR “Education, Professional”[MeSH] OR training Limits: Humans, English370,579
#34Search #3 AND #33 Limits: Humans, English1,013
#35Search #34 AND #28 Limits: Humans, English241
#41Search (“Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic”[MeSH] OR “Randomized Controlled Trial “[Publication Type]) OR “Single-Blind Method”[MeSH]) OR “Double-Blind Method”[MeSH]) OR “Random Allocation”[MeSH] Limits: Humans, English303,728
#42Search #3 AND #41 Limits: Humans, English165
#44Search control OR controlled Limits: Humans, English1,368,901
#45Search #3 AND #44 Limits: Humans, English908
#46Search #45 AND #28 Limits: Humans, English154
Total unduplicated PubMed records640

From: 2, Methods

Cover of Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions
Outcomes of Community Health Worker Interventions.
Evidence Reports/Technology Assessments, No. 181.
Viswanathan M, Kraschnewski J, Nishikawa B, et al.

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