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Table 1 Literature search strategy and number of hits in the databases searched

From: Clinical reasoning in the emergency medical services: an integrative review

Search terms/ databases CINAHL Cochrane Library PsycINFO PubMed Scopus Web of Science Total
Ambulance OR EMS OR prehospital emergency care 14,727 6,195 9,061 27,373 53,629 21,881 132,866
Clinical reasoning OR clinical decision- making OR thinking skills OR critical thinking OR judgment OR decision-making 64,396 10,780 341,925 163,626 4,546 568,985 1,154,258
Total 79,123 16,975 350,986 190,999 58,175 590,866 1,287,124
Combined search terms CINAHL Cochrane Library PsycINFO PubMed Scopus Web of Science Total
Ambulance OR EMC OR prehospital emergency care AND clinical reasoning OR clinical decision- making OR thinking skills OR critical thinking OR judgment OR decision-making 791 8 462 1,015 30 1,373 3,679
Relevant articles 36 2 16 17 5 62 138