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Table 1 MEDLINE search terms and results: using the Boolean logic terms “OR” and “AND”, these search term sets were used in strategy

From: Exploring the intangible economic costs of stillbirth

# Search terms Results
1 Stillbirth$.mp. or Stillbirth/ 8151
2 Fetal death$.mp. or Fetal Death/ 25,887
3 Perinatal death$.mp. 3280
4 Perinatal loss$.mp. 486
5 Pregnancy loss$.mp. 4033
6 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 36,916
7 Psycho* effects.mp. 5108
8 Grief.mp. or exp Grief/ 8957
9 Pain/px [Psychology] 12,474
10 Stress, Psychological/ 88,636
11 Suffering.mp. or Stress, Psychological/ 180,766
12 “Costs and Cost Analysis”/ or “Cost of Illness”/ or intangible costs.mp. 59,734
13 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12 262,049
14 6 and 13 924
15 Cost$.mp. or “Costs and Cost Analysis”/ 414,970
16 Economic$.mp. 203,888
17 15 or 16 563,572
18 6 and 17 1027
19 6 and 13 and 17 79
20 Limit 19 to (english language and humans) 63
21 Limit 18 to (english language and humans) 761
22 Limit 14 to (english language and humans) 743
  1. Highlighted figures indicate final search terms results