It's in your hands: the value of handsearching in conducting systematic reviews of public health interventions.

@article{Armstrong2005ItsIY,
  title={It's in your hands: the value of handsearching in conducting systematic reviews of public health interventions.},
  author={Rebecca Armstrong and Nicki W Jackson and Jodie Elizabeth Doyle and Elizabeth Waters and Faline Howes},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={388-91}
}
BACKGROUND While there is an emerging evidence base in public health, the evidence can often be difficult to find. Indexing of journals in MEDLINE has assisted those conducting systematic reviews to more easily identify published studies. However, information technology and the processes associated with indexing are not infallible. Studies may not be correctly marked by study design which may mean they are missed in the electronic searching process. Handsearching for evidence of intervention… CONTINUE READING
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