Table 1

Details of databases consulted and searches

DatabasesSearchesNumber of articles
Medline(in TITLE)Total=204
(including CAB Abstracts—1910–2016 week 47; Embase 1974–2016 week 49; Global Health 1910–2016 week 47; all OvidMedline 1946–present)policy AND dialogueAfter automatically deleting duplicates=132
After manually deleting duplicates=126
Medline(in TITLE)Total=49
(including CAB Abstracts—1910–2017 week 36; Embase 1974–2017 week 38; Global Health 1910–2017 week 36; all OvidMedline 1946–present)‘stakeholder dialogue’ OR ‘multi-stakeholder dialogue’ OR ‘multistakeholder dialogue’After automatically deleting duplicates=32
After manually deleting duplicates=23
CINHAL(in TITLE)Total=81
(including Anthropology+International Political Science Abstracts+Public Administration Abstracts+Social sciences abstracts+remove Medline citations)policy AND dialogueAfter automatically deleting duplicates=75
After manually deleting duplicates=74
PubMed(in TITLE)Total=44
policy AND dialogue
Web of Science(in TITLE)Total=227
policy AND dialogue
ScopusTITLE (‘policy dialogue’)Total=365
Primary documents=74
Secondary documents=291
After automatically deleting duplicates=331
TotalTotal=802
After automatically deleting duplicates=731
After manually deleting duplicates=592