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Table 1 Search terms used in MEDLINE

From: Ethical values and principles to guide the fair allocation of resources in response to a pandemic: a rapid systematic review

Search string Key words
1 (“Coronavirus” OR “COVID19” OR “epidemic” OR “outbreak” OR “pandemic” OR “humanitarian emergency” OR “catastrophes” OR “disaster”)
2 (“Resources” OR “Resource Allocation” OR “Rationing” OR “Shortage” OR “Personal Protective Equipment” “Ventilator” OR “Triage” OR “Withholding”)
3 (“Ethics” OR “Morality” OR “Ethical framework” OR “Health equity” OR “Decision making”)
4 1 AND 2 AND 3
5 Limit Jan 2000 to 6th April 2020