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Table 5 Search strategy developed in PubMed database

From: Effectiveness of control measures to prevent occupational tuberculosis infection in health care workers: a systematic review

#1 Search ((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium
#2 Search (health personnel) OR hospital personnel
#3 Search respiratory protective device
#4 Search mass screening
#5 Search education
#6 Search triage
#7 Search patient isolation
#8 Search early diagnosis
#9 Search risk assessment
#10 Search guideline
#11 Search policy
#12 Search controlled environment
#13 Search ((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel)
#14 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND respiratory protective device
#15 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND mass screening
#16 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND education
#17 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND triage
#18 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND patient isolation
#19 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND early diagnosis
#20 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND risk assessment
#21 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND guideline
#22 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND policy
#23 Search ((((((TB) OR Tuberculosis) OR Mycobacterium)) AND ((health personnel) OR hospital personnel))) AND controlled environment
  1. Search strategy developed in PubMed database. A search strategy was developed in the PubMed database comprising relevant medical subject headings (MeSH) and keywords, such as tuberculosis, HCWs, and tuberculosis control measures