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Table 1 Search strategy applied in Pubmed and Sociological Abstracts databases

From: Social and health policies or interventions to tackle health inequalities in European cities: a scoping review

INCLUSION criteria European Cities
Papers published between January 1995-March 2011
Papers published in peer-reviewed journals
Papers on policies or interventions to reduce health inequalities
Papers in English, Spanish or French
EXCLUSION criteria Theoretical papers on policies or interventions to reduce health inequalities
Papers that only talk about reducing inequalities in the conclusions or recommendations
Pubmed search (health equit* [Title/Abstract] OR health inequalit* [Title/Abstract] OR health inequit* [Title/Abstract] OR disparit* [Title/Abstract] OR depriv* [Title/Abstract] OR social justice* [Mesh]) AND (policy [Mesh] OR policy making [Mesh] OR health policy [Mesh] OR organizational policy [Mesh] OR health plan implementation [Mesh] OR community health planning [Mesh] OR government program [Mesh] OR program evaluation [Mesh] OR intervention* [Title/Abstract] OR policy* [Title/Abstract] OR policies [Title/Abstract] OR plan [Title/Abstract] OR action [Title/Abstract]) AND (Urban renewal [Mesh] OR Urban Health [Mesh] OR urban regeneration [Title/Abstract] OR Cities [Mesh] OR city planning [Mesh] OR urban area [Title/Abstract] OR city* [Title/Abstract] OR cities [Title/Abstract] OR healthy city* [Title/Abstract] OR municipal* [Title/Abstract] OR town [Title/Abstract])
CSA Sociological abstracts search ((TI = ((health inequit*) or (health inequalit*) or (health inequit*)) or TI = (disparit* or depriv*)) or (AB = ((health inequit*) or (health inequalit*) or (health inequit*)) or AB = (disparit* or depriv*)) or (DE = (social justice*))) and ((DE = (policy or (policy making) or (health policy)) or DE = ((organizational policy) or (health plan implementation) or (community health planning)) or DE = ((government program) or (program evaluation))) or (TI = (intervention* or policy* or policies) or TI = plan) or (AB = (intervention* or policy* or policies) or AB = plan)) and ((DE = ((urban renewal) or (urban health) or cities) or DE = (city planning)) or (TI = ((urban area) or city* or cities) or TI = ((health city*) or municipal* or town)) or (AB = ((urban area) or city* or cities) or AB = ((health city*) or municipal* or town)))