Appraisal of: Droste S, Dintsios C-M. Literature searching for publications used in economic evaluation in health technology assessments: An 8-steps approach to successful health economics information retrieval. Gesundheitsokonomie und Qualitatsmanagement

Short description: 
This paper describes a search approach to identify economic evaluations, suitable for the German context. A literature search was undertaken. No evidence for a specific approach for economic study identification was found and an eight step process developed. Following testing of the eight steps, the authors propose that the economic literature search should be separate from the effectiveness search. The use of standardised search filters alone is not recommended. National databases and secondary literature are important to search.
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The paper is in German and we have not been able to assess the limitations.
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We have not been able to assess this paper in a full translation.
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Single study
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