Understanding Disparities in Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Research Approaches and Datasets. Appendix B – Literature Search Methodology

09/30/2013

Search Strategy

MEDLINE

Date - Last 10 Years (as of January 1, 2013)

Language - English

Limits - Human

Limits - Abstract Available

Search Field Tags - All fields

Key terms

Search # Key Terms/Search Strategy/History Number of Articles
#1 Chronic Disease/classification/epidemiology/economics 2,425
#2 Multiple Chronic Conditions 127
#3 Multimorbidity 207
#4 Comorbidity 42,895
#5 Disease Combinations 11
#6 Aging Chronic Disease 3,236
#7 Disparities 15,740
#8 # 4 AND #7 503
#9 # 3 AND #7 3
#10 # 2 AND #7 5
#11 # 1 AND #7 240

Article Selection

A title review of 732 articles.

  • 695 articles eliminated due to one of following:
    • Single disease focus
    • Unrelated to topic
    • Commentary

An abstract review of 37 articles.

  • 15 articles eliminated due to one of the following:
    • Single disease focus
    • Unrelated to topic

22 relevant articles were identified during the abstract review for potential incorporation into the white paper. Additional relevant articles, not identified by the search methodology, were identified by the co-project officers, TAG and Key Informants.

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