Analysis of the reporting of search strategies in Cochrane systematic reviews.

  title={Analysis of the reporting of search strategies in Cochrane systematic reviews.},
  author={Adriana Yoshii and Daphne A Plaut and Kathleen A. McGraw and Margaret J Anderson and Kay E. Wellik},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA},
  volume={97 1},
BACKGROUND The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions provides instructions for documenting a systematic review's electronic database search strategy, listing elements that should be in the description. Complete documentation of the search strategy allows readers to evaluate the search when critically appraising a review's quality. OBJECTIVE The research analyzed recently published Cochrane reviews to determine whether instructions for describing electronic database search… CONTINUE READING

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