Identifying studies for systematic reviews - An example from medical imaging

BERRY, E., KELLY, S., HUTTON, J., HARRIS, K. M. and SMITH, M. A. (2000). Identifying studies for systematic reviews - An example from medical imaging. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 16 (2), 668-672.

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine if published figures on the proportion of articles included in systematic reviews and identified in electronic databases are applicable to an example from medical imaging. Methods: A systematic review was performed. Additionally, sensitivity and precision of a MEDLINE search were compared with values from three published searches, each customized for a specific field. Results: All articles included in the systematic review were in electronic databases. The MEDLINE search had low precision compared with searches in other fields. Conclusions: in a specific area of medical imaging, electronic databases, including MEDLINE, are reliable sources of articles.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.1017/S0266462300101229
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 13:52
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2010 13:52
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2683

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