Filters to Identify Epidemiological Studies

Publications that review search filter performance

Waffenschmidt S, Hermanns T, Gerber-Grote A, Mostardt S. No suitable precise or optimized epidemiologic search filters were available for bibliographic databases. J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Aug 26. pii: S0895-4356(16)30366-3. 
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General Royle P, Bain L, Waugh N. Systematic reviews of epidemiology in diabetes: finding the evidence. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2005;5(1):2.
MEDLINE Orphanet. Prevalence and incidence of rare diseases: bibliographic data. 2015. (Orphanet Report Series; Volume July 2015, Number 1). Available at http://www.orpha.net/orphacom/cahiers/docs/GB/Prevalence_of_rare_diseases_by_alphabetical_list.pdf. Accessed November 2016

Larney S,  Kopinski H,   Beckwith CG, Zaller, ND,  Des Jarlais D, Hagan H, Rich JD, van den Bergh BJ, Degenhardt L. The incidence and prevalence of hepatitis C in prisons and other closed settings: Results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hepatology. 2013 Oct; 58(4): 1215–1224.

Jayawardena R, Ranasinghe P, Byrne NM, Soares MJ, Katulanda P, Hills AP. Prevalence and trends of the diabetes epidemic in South Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health 201212:380

University of Texas School of Public Health. Search filters for epidemiological studies. Accessed 06 Dec 2012. [Ovid, PubMed]