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Health Economics Information Resources: A Self-Study Course

Module 3: Identification and Retrieval of Published Health Economic Evaluation Studies

Module 3 search strategies exercise answers

  1. the cost-effectiveness of screening for diabetic retinopathy

    MeSH:
    Cost-Benefit Analysis
    Costs and Cost Analysis (unexploded)

    Free text:
    economic evaluation (in titles and abstracts)
    cost-utility (in titles and abstracts)
    cost-effective-truncated (in titles)

    EMTREE:
    Explode Economic Evaluation

    Example of MEDLINE search strategy (PubMed):

    1. Diabetic Retinopathy AND Mass Screening [mh]
    2. Cost-Benefit Analysis [mh] OR Costs and Cost Analysis [mh:noexp] OR (Economic AND Evaluation) OR (Cost [ti] AND Effective* [ti]) OR (Cost AND Utility))
    3. #1 AND #2

    Example of EMBASE search strategy (Ovid syntax)

    1. Diabetic Retinopathy
    2. exp Screening/
    3. exp Economic Evaluation/
    4. 1 and 2 and 3
  2. resource allocation implications and the cost-benefit of providing cardiology services in primary care

    MeSH:
    Explode Costs and Cost Analysis
    Explode Resource Allocation
    Explode Health Planning

    EMTREE:
    Explode Economic Evaluation
    Explode Health Care System
    Resource Allocation

    Example of MEDLINE search strategy (PubMed)

    1. Heart Diseases/di OR Heart Diseases/dt OR Heart Diseases/th OR Electrocardiography [mh] OR Fibrinolysis [mh]
    2. Primary Health Care OR Family Practice OR (Primary AND Care)
    3. Costs and Cost Analysis [mh] OR Health Planning [mh] OR Resource Allocation [mh]
    4. #1 AND #2 AND #3

    Example of EMBASE search strategy (Ovid syntax)

    1. exp Heart Disease/di [Diagnosis]
    2. exp Heart Disease/th [Therapy]
    3. exp Electrocardiography/
    4. exp Fibrinolysis/
    5. or/1-4
    6. Primary Medical Care/
    7. General Practice/
    8. 6 or 7
    9. exp Economic Evaluation/
    10. exp Health Care System/
    11. Resource Allocation
    12. or/9-11
    13. 5 and 8 and 12
  3. what are the costs and benefits of laparoscopic versus open surgery for inguinal hernia repair

    MeSH:
    Explode Costs and Cost Analysis
    Explode Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
    Quality of Life
    Quality-Adjusted Life Years

    EMTREE:
    Health Economics (unexploded)
    Explode Economic Evaluation
    Explode Health Care Cost
    Explode Quality of Life
    Explode Treatment Outcome

    Example of MEDLINE search (PubMed)

    1. (Hernia, Inguinal [mh] AND Laparoscopy [mh]) OR Hernia, Inguinal/su
    2. Costs and Cost Analysis [mh] OR Outcome and Process Assessment OR Quality of Life [mh] OR Quality-Adjusted Life Years [mh]
    3. #1 AND #2

    Example of EMBASE strategy (Ovid syntax)

    1. Inguinal Hernia/
    2. Laparoscopic Surgery/
    3. 1 and 2
    4. Inguinal Hernia/su [Surgery]
    5. 3 or 4
    6. Health economics/
    7. exp Economic Evaluation/
    8. exp Health Care Cost/
    9. exp Quality of Life/
    10. exp Treatment Outcome/
    11. or/6-10
    12. 5 and 10
  4. is day surgery more efficient than in-patient surgery for tonsillectomy

    MeSH:
    Cost-Benefit Analysis
    Costs and Cost Analysis (unexploded)

    Free text: economic evaluation (in titles and abstracts)
    cost-utility (in titles)
    cost-effective truncated (in titles)

    EMTREE:
    Health Economics (unexploded)
    Explode Economic Evaluation

    Example of MEDLINE strategy (PubMed)

    1. Tonsillectomy [mh]
    2. Costs and Cost Analysis [mh:noexp] OR Cost-Benefit Analysis [mh] OR (Economic AND Evaluation) OR (Cost AND U tility) OR (cost [ti] AND effective*[ti])
    3. #1 AND #2
    4. Tonsillectomy/ec [Economics]
    5. #3 OR #4

    Example of EMBASE Strategy (Ovid syntax)

    1. exp Tonsillectomy/
    2. exp Economic Evaluation/
    3. Health Economics/
    4. 1 and (2 or 3)

Module 3 Quiz

Prepare yourself to take the quiz for this module by reviewing possible questions. Then take the quiz. From the quiz you can apply for the Certificate of Success for Module 3.

Module 3 Quiz 3 [review questions]

If you do not wish to take the quiz for module 2, move on to Module 4: An Introduction to the Principles of Critical Appraisal of Health Economic Evaluation Studies

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