Table 4

Database: PsycINFO <1806 to May Week 4 2012>, Embase <1974 to 2012 Week 21> (OvidSP)
No. Search Hits
1 (thoracic pain or chest pain or noncardiac chest pain or non cardiac chest pain or atypical chest pain or musculoskeletal chest pain or esophageal chest pain or thoracic spine pain or chest wall).mp. [mp = ti, ab, hw, tc, id, ot, tm, sh, tn, dm, mf, dv, kw] 44,196
2 exp thorax pain/di [Diagnosis] 2,481
3 exp thorax pain/ 36,580
4 1 or 3 63,756
5 Coronary artery disease or cardiac disease or coronary heart disease or coronary thrombosis or coronary occlusion).mp. [mp = ti, ab, hw, tc, id, ot, tm, sh, tn, dm, mf, dv, kw] 222,468
6 4 not 5 55,961
7 (sensitivity or specificity or diagnostic tests).mp. [mp = ti, ab, hw, tc, id, ot, tm, sh, tn, dm, mf, dv, kw] 1,162,714
8 2 or 7 1,164,908
9 6 and 8 4,565
10 Limit 9 to human 4,180
11 Limit 10 to year = ‘1992-Current’ 3,778
12 Limit 11 to ‘300 adulthood < age 18 years and older > ‘ [Limit not valid in Embase; records were retained] 3,769
13 Limit 12 to adulthood <18+ years > [Limit not valid in Embase; records were retained] 3,769

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