Inquisitio validus Index Medicus: A simple method of validating MEDLINE systematic review searches.

UNLABELLED We offer a new method of validation for the effectiveness of MEDLINE searches used in systematic reviews, the Inquisitio Validus Index Medicus. Validation is essential to ensure that relevant studies are not missed by the MEDLINE search strategy. METHODS To demonstrate the validation method, a sample of six updated Cochrane reviews with… CONTINUE READING