Surveys of Search Filter Performance


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Bradley SM. Examination of the Clinical Queries and Systematic Review “hedges” in EMBASE and MEDLINE. J Can Health Libr Assoc. 2010;31(2):27-37.

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Economic studies Glanville J, Kaunelis D, Mensinkai S. How well do search filters perform in identifying economic evaluations in MEDLINE and EMBASE. Int J Technol Assess Health Care 2009;25(4):522-529.
Diagnostic studies

Kastner M, Wilczynski NL, McKibbon AK, Garg AX, Haynes RB. Diagnostic test systematic reviews: bibliographic search filters ("Clinical Queries") for diagnostic accuracy studies perform well. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 ;62(9):974-81.

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Ritchie G, Glanville J, Lefebvre C. Do published search filters to identify diagnostic test accuracy studies perform adequately? Health Info Libr J. 2007;24(3):188-92.

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Leeflang M, McDonald S, Scholten RJPM, Reitsma H, Rutjes AWS. Search strategies to identify diagnostic accuracy studies in MEDLINE and EMBASE.(Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 2. Art. No.: MR000022. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.MR000022.pub2.

Alldred S, Hampson L, Neilson J, Alfirevic Z, Deeks J. Comparison of two different search strategies in identifying literature for a diagnostic test accuracy review of Down's Syndrome screening [abstract].14th Cochrane Colloquium; 2006 October 23-26; Dublin, Ireland.

Mitchell R, Rinaldi F, Craig J. Performance of published search strategies for studies of diagnostic test accuracy (SDTAs) in MEDLINE and EMBASE [abstract]. XIII Cochrane Colloquium; 2005 Oct 22-26; Melbourne, Australia:33.

Doust JA, Pietrzak E, Sanders S, Glasziou PP. Identifying studies for systematic reviews of diagnostic tests was difficult due to the poor sensitivity and precision of methodologic filters and the lack of information in the abstract. J Clin Epidemiol. 2005;58(5):444-9.

Leeflang MM, Scholten RJ, Rutjes AW, Reitsma JB, Bossuyt PM. Use of methodological search filters to identify diagnostic accuracy studies can lead to the omission of relevant studies. J Clin Epidemiol. 2006;59(3):234-40.
Qualitative research Gorecki CA, Brown JM, Briggs M, Nixon J. Evaluation of five search strategies in retrieving qualitative patient-reported electronic data on the impact of pressure ulcers on quality of life. J Adv Nurs. 2010;66(3):645-52.

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Grant MJ. How does your searching grow? A survey of search preferences and the use of optimal search strategies in the identification of qualitative research. Health Info Libr J. 2004;21(1):21-32.

Shaw RL, Booth A, Sutton AJ, Miller T, Smith JA, Young B, Jones DR, Dixon-Woods M. Finding qualitative research: an evaluation of search strategies. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2004;4:5.

Steeves S, Buchanan-Hughes A, Evans J, Leonard S. Hunting for randomised controlled trials (RCTs): a comparison of search filters designed to identify RCTs. In: ISPOR 18th Annual European Congress Milan, Italy 2015. 

McKibbon KA, Wilczynski N L, Haynes R B. Retrieving randomized controlled trials from Medline: a comparison of 38 published search filters.Health Info Libr J. 2009; 26(3):187-202.

Corrao S, Colomba D, Arnone S, Argano C, Di Chiara T, Scaglione R, Licata G. Improving efficacy of PubMed Clinical Queries for retrieving scientifically strong studies on treatment. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2006;13(5):485-7. (Correspondence: Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB. Response to Corrao et al.: Improving efficacy of PubMed clinical queries for retrieving scientifically strong studies on treatment. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007;14(2):247-8.)

McDonald S , Crumley E and Villanueva E Search strategies to identify randomised trials in MEDLINE: a methodology review [abstract] XI Cochrane Colloquium: Evidence, Health Care and Culture; 2003 Oct 26-31; Barcelona, Spain

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Systematic reviews Wong SS, Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB. Comparison of top-performing search strategies for detecting clinically sound treatment studies and systematic reviews in MEDLINE and EMBASE. J Med Libr Assoc. 2006;94(4):451-5.