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Response to: ‘Mapping search terms to review goals is essential’ by Geiger et al
  1. Nicole M Phillips1,2,
  2. Maryann Street1,2,
  3. Emily Haesler1
  1. 1 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
  2. 2 Deakin University Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Associate Professor Nicole M Phillips, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood VIC 3125, Australia; nikki.phillips{at}

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Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the letter to the editor from Geiger et al 1 and discuss aspects of our systematic review.2

We acknowledge that the authors of the letter have made a substantial contribution to the body of knowledge of shared decision-making and its measurement. However, we highlight that the conceptual approach to patient participation in our systematic review was reflective of the broad nature of patient participation. As stated in the background,2 the terms …

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  • Contributors All authors contributed equally.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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