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Table 3 Search Strategies

From: Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Communications with Health Care Providers: A Literature Review

Peer-Reviewed Literature
CINAHL ("public health") AND (doctors OR physicians OR nurses OR pharmacists OR veterinarians OR "healthcare providers" OR "health care providers" OR surveillance) AND (communication OR "emergency communication" OR "disease event" OR "health alert" OR "public health alert" OR "emergency alert") AND (emergency OR disaster OR terrorism OR pandemic OR preparedness OR response OR "disease outbreak")
MEDLINE  
INSPEC ("public health" OR "emergency services" OR "emergency preparedness" OR "emergency planning" OR "surveillance activity" OR "emergency response") AND alert
Web of Science ("public health" AND (doctors OR physicians OR nurses OR pharmacists OR veterinarians OR "healthcare providers" OR "health care providers" OR surveillance) AND (communication OR "response capacity" OR "emergency communication" OR "disease event" OR "health alert" OR "public health alert" OR "emergency alert") AND (emergency OR disaster OR terrorism OR pandemic OR preparedness OR response))
Snowball technique hand-searching article references, related records, tables of contents of pertinent journals
Grey Literature
AHRQ "public health" AND "emergency preparedness" AND alert
CDC "public health" AND "emergency preparedness" AND "emergency communication"
GPO Access "public health" AND providers* AND communication AND emergency
National Academies Press "public health" AND terrorism AND alert
NLM Gateway "public health" AND "bidirectional communication" AND "health alert"
RAND "public health" AND disaster AND providers* AND alert
RWJ publications  
www.google.com  
www.scirus.com [*providers also listed individually by provider type, e.g., nurses, etc.]