Research Paper: Developing Optimal Search Strategies for Detecting Clinically Sound Studies in MEDLINE

@article{Haynes1994ResearchPD,
  title={Research Paper: Developing Optimal Search Strategies for Detecting Clinically Sound Studies in MEDLINE},
  author={R. Brian Haynes and Nancy L. Wilczynski and K. Ann McKibbon and Cynthia J. Walker-Dilks and John C. Sinclair},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={1994},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={
          447-58
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To develop optimal MEDLINE search strategies for retrieving sound clinical studies of the etiology, prognosis, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disorders in adult general medicine. DESIGN Analytic survey of operating characteristics of search strategies developed by computerized combinations of terms selected to detect studies meeting basic methodologic criteria for direct clinical use in adult general medicine. MEASURES The sensitivities, specificities, precision, and… CONTINUE READING
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