Table 2

Searches conducted throughout databases and the grey literature
Type of Information Source Strategy
Databases • Ovid Medline “Primary Health Care/”; essential adj4 service$; core adj4 service$; medical necessity; basic adj4 service$; comprehensive adj4 service$; community access; acceptable adj4 service$; minimum adj4 service$; fundamental adj4 service$; element$ adj4 service$
• Ebsco CINAHL
• Informit
• Cochrane Library
Grey Literature • Institute of Medicine (http://www.iom.edu/Reports.aspx webcite) The same search terms were used for these websites as was used for the databases.
• Healthinfonet (http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/ webcite)
• Lowitja Institute (http://www.lowitja.org.au/ webcite)
• Primary Care Partnerships in Victoria (http://www.health.vic.gov.au/pcps/about/index.htm webcite)
• American College of Physicians (http://www.acponline.org/ webcite)
• Bureau of Health Professions (http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/ webcite)
• Health Systems Evidence (http://www.healthsystemsevidence.org/ webcite)

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