Health technology assessment in social care: a case study of randomized controlled trial retrieval.

@article{Bayliss2006HealthTA,
  title={Health technology assessment in social care: a case study of randomized controlled trial retrieval.},
  author={Susan Bayliss and Janine Dretzke},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={39-46}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the success of search strategies in retrieving key documents for a technology assessment report (TAR) on a social care topic. METHODS This study measured the differential yield of relevant studies from various information sources and evaluated strategies in different databases, with particular reference to capturing randomized controlled trials (RCTs) as a study design. RESULTS A combination of four major databases would have found all thirty… CONTINUE READING

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