Search filters

Scope: use this with methods papers on search filter design, comparison of search filter performance

Appraisal of: “Glanville J, KotasE, Featherstone R, Dooley G. Which are the most sensitive search filters to identify randomized controlled trials in MEDLINE? J Med Libr Assoc 2020,108(4):556-563”

Appraisal of: "Harboe I, Desser A, Nordheim L, Glanville J. PD85: Testing search filters to retrieve economic evaluations in Embase. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2018;34(S1):158."

Based on: Harboe I. Testing the best performing methodological search filters to retrieve health economic evaluations in Embase: a filter validation study [master’s thesis].

Appraisal of: "Booth A. Searching for qualitative research for inclusion in systematic reviews: a structured methodological review. Syst Rev, 5(1). doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0249-x"

Appraisal of: "Arber M, Garcia S, Veale T, Edwards M, Shaw A, Glanville JM. Performance of Ovid MEDLINE search filters to identify health state utility studies. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2017 Jan;33(4);472-80."

Appraisal of: "Preston L, Carroll C, Gardois P, Paisley S, Kaltenthaler E. Improving search efficiency for systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy: an exploratory study to assess the viability of limiting to MEDLINE, EMBASE and reference checking."

Appraisal of: Hopewell S, Clarke M, Lefebvre C, Scherer R. Handsearching versus electronic searching to identify reports of randomized trials. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007; (2): MR000001.

Appraisal of: Mattioli S, Farioli A, Cooke RMT, Baldasseroni A, Ruotsalainen J, Placidi D, et al. Hidden effectiveness? Results of hand-searching Italian language journals for occupational health interventions. Occup Environ Med 2012;69(7):522-524.

Appraisal of: Arber M, Garcia S, Veale T, Edwards M, Shaw A, Glanville J. Sensitivity of a search filter designed to identify studies reporting health state utility values [poster].

Appraisal of: Frazier JJ, Stein CD, Tseytlin E, Bekhuis T. Building a gold standard to construct search filters: a case study with biomarkers for oral cancer. J Med Libr Assoc. 2015;103(1):22-30.

Appraisal of: Sampson M, Zhang L, Morrison A, Barrowman NJ, Clifford TJ, Platt RW, et al. An alternative to the hand searching gold standard: validating methodological search filters using relative recall. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2006;6(33)

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