Research Addressing the HHS Strategic Framework on Multiple Chronic Conditions. Appendix 1: Literature Search Strategy

09/30/2013

The literature search strategy outlines the MEDLINE search terms that were used to conduct the literature review of peer-reviewed and grey literature for both White Paper 1, “Understanding the High Prevalence of Low-Prevalence Chronic Disease Combinations: Databases and Methods for Research,” and White Paper 2, “Understanding Disparities in Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Research Approaches and Datasets.” The literature review of the first white paper identified peer-reviewed and grey literature related to prevalence of MCC, disease combinations, diagnosis coding, and databases and analytic techniques that were used to conduct chronic disease research. The literature review of the second white paper identified peer-reviewed and grey literature related to multiple chronic conditions, disparities, and analytic techniques that have been used to conduct chronic disease and disparities research.

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