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Table 3 Bibliographic databases searched and search terms employed.

From: Community hospitals – the place of local service provision in a modernising NHS: an integrative thematic literature review

Database Years searched
Medline 1984 – February 2005
Embase 1984 – February 2005
British Nursing Index (BNI) 1984 – February 2005
Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health (CINAHL) 1984 – February 2005
Health Management Information Consortium (HMIC) 1984 – February 2005
Applied Social Sciences Indexes & Abstracts (ASSIA) 1987 – November 2004
PsychINFO 1984 – November 2004
SIGLE 1984 – December 2004
Dissertation Abstracts 2003- November 2004
Cochrane Library Issue 3, 2004
Web of Knowledge – including Science Citation Index and Social Science Citation Index  
King's Fund website  
Search terms  
Community hospital  
Cottage hospital  
General practitioner* hospital  
General practitioner* beds  
General practitioner* + hospital + bed  
Family practice + hospitals  
Hospitals – group practice  
Rural health + hospitals  
Family practice + hospital-physician relations  
Hospitals – community  
Hospitals – rural  
  1. *GP abbreviation also used.
  2. Full search strategies available from authors on request.