The art and science of searching MEDLINE to answer clinical questions. Finding the right number of articles.

@article{Allison1999TheAA,
  title={The art and science of searching MEDLINE to answer clinical questions. Finding the right number of articles.},
  author={Jeroan J. Allison and Catarina I. Kiefe and Norman W. Weissman and Jimmy Carter and Robert M. Centor},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={281-96}
}
The current medical environment makes information retrieval a matter of practical importance for clinicians. Many avenues present themselves to the clinician, but here we focus on MEDLINE by summarizing the current state of the art and providing an innovative approach for skill enhancement. Because new search engines appear rapidly, we focus on generic principles that can be easily adapted to various systems, even those not yet available. We propose an idealized classification system for the… CONTINUE READING

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