Critical Appraisal of Search Filters


The following critical appraisal tools are available to help assess the quality of search filters:

Jenkins M. Evaluation of methodological search filters - a review. Health Info Libr J. 2004;21:148-163.

Glanville J , Bayliss S, Booth A, Dundar Y, Fernandes H, Fleeman ND, Foster L, Fraser C, Fry-Smith A, Golder S, Lefebvre C, Miller C, Paisley S, Payne L, Price A, Welch K. So many filters, so little time: The development of a Search Filter Appraisal Checklist. J Med Libr Assoc. 2008; 96(4): 356-61.

Bak G, Mierzwinski-Urban M, Fitzsimmons H, Morrison A, Maden-Jenkins M. A pragmatic critical appraisal instrument for search filters: introducing the CADTH CAI. Health Info Libr J. 2009;26(3):211-9.

Many of the filters on this website have been assessed using the ISSG critical appraisal checklist. Links to assessments are provided beside those filters which have been assessed. If you would like to send us a critical appraisal that you have completed yourself for a filter which has not yet been appraised please download and complete the form and email to the site editorial team.