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Table 1 Pudmed search strategies

From: Delay in diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in low-and middle-income settings: systematic review and meta-analysis

S. No. Search terms or strategies Remarks
1. Pulmonary tuberculosis AND diagnosis Delay* Example of search detail (1): (“tuberculosis, pulmonary”[MeSH Terms] OR (“tuberculosis”[All Fields] AND “pulmonary”[All Fields]) OR “pulmonary tuberculosis”[All Fields] OR (“pulmonary”[All Fields] AND “tuberculosis”[All Fields])) AND ((“diagnosis”[Subheading] OR “diagnosis”[All Fields] OR “diagnosis”[MeSH Terms]) AND delay[All Fields])
*indicates truncation
2. Pulmonary tuberculosis AND delayed consultation*
3. Pulmonary tuberculosis AND patient delay*
4. Pulmonary tuberculosis AND healthcare seeking
5. Pulmonary tuberculosis AND healthcare seeking behavior
6. Pulmonary tuberculosis AND health system delay*
7. Pulmonary tuberculosis AND provider delay*
8. Pulmonary Tuberculosis AND doctor delay*
9. Patient delay OR health system delay*
10. Patient delay OR provider delay*
11 Patient delay OR doctor delay*
12. Tuberculosis AND Diagnosis delay OR delayed consultation OR patient delay OR health system delay OR provider delay OR doctor delay