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Table 4 Specific search strategy in databases

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of treatment with peginterferon-alfa-2a versus peginterferon-alfa-2b for patients with chronic hepatitis C under the public payer perspective in Brazil

Search Database Search Terms Results
1 Medline Exp hepatitis C.mp. and exp peginterferon alfa 2a.mp. and exp peginterferon alfa 2b.mp. NOT HIV[Title] 475
2 Pubmed Exp hepatitis C.mp. and exp peginterferon alfa 2a.mp. and exp peginterferon alfa 2b.mp. NOT HIV[Title] 402
3 Embase Exp hepatitis C.mp. and exp peginterferon alfa 2a.mp. and exp peginterferon alfa 2b.mp. 222
4 Cochrane Exp hepatitis C.mp. and exp peginterferon alfa 2a.mp. and exp peginterferon alfa 2b.mp. NOT HIV[Title] 42
5 LILACS Exp hepatitis C.mp. and exp peginterferon.mp. 12
6 Hand search Internet searches and targeted searches in specialist liver websites and associations 4
  1. Notes: exp, explode—a search term that automatically includes closely related indexing terms; mp, multiple posting—term appears in title, abstract, or subject heading.