Optimal search strategies for detecting health services research studies in MEDLINE.

  title={Optimal search strategies for detecting health services research studies in MEDLINE.},
  author={Nancy L. Wilczynski and R. Brian Haynes and John N Lavis and Ravi Ramkissoonsingh and Alexandra E Arnold-Oatley},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={171 10},
BACKGROUND Evidence from health services research (HSR) is currently thinly spread through many journals, making it difficult for health services researchers, managers and policy-makers to find research on clinical practice guidelines and the appropriateness, process, outcomes, cost and economics of health care services. We undertook to develop and test search terms to retrieve from the MEDLINE database HSR articles meeting minimum quality standards. METHODS The retrieval performance of 7445… CONTINUE READING
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