Summary of Enhancements for Clinical and Health Services Research Queries for PubMed for Studies

Revised December, 2011

The Clinical Queries search strategies have been updated based on new evidence from Haynes et al. The new strategies have better performance than their predecessors.

Details of methods appear in the references below.

References
Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB. Response to Corrao et al.: Improving efficacy of PubMed clinical queries for retrieving scientifically strong studies on treatment. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007 Mar-Apr;14(2):247-8. Epub 2007 Jan 9. PubMed PMID: 17213490; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2213472.

Wilczynski NL, McKibbon KA, Haynes RB. Response to Glanville et al.: How to identify randomized controlled trials in MEDLINE: ten years on. J Med Libr Assoc. 2007 Apr;95(2):117-8; author reply 119-20. PubMed PMID: 17443240; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1852612.

Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB; for the QI Hedges Team. Optimal search filters for detecting quality improvement studies in Medline. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20671080.

Wilczynski NL, McKibbon KA, Haynes RB. Sensitive Clinical Queries retrieved relevant systematic reviews as well as primary studies: an analytic survey. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 July 18 [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 21775104.

Kastner M, Wilczynski NL, McKibbon AK, Garg AX, Haynes RB. Diagnostic test systematic reviews: bibliographic search filters ("Clinical Queries") for diagnostic accuracy studies perform well. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Sep;62(9):974-81. Epub 2009 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 19230607; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2737707.

Lokker C, Haynes RB, Wilczynski NL, McKibbon KA, Walter SD. Retrieval of diagnostic and treatment studies for clinical use through PubMed and PubMed Clinical Queries filters. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jun 15 [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 21680559.

Wilczynski NL, McKibbon KA, Haynes RB. Sensitive Clinical Queries retrieved relevant systematic reviews as well as primary studies: an analytic survey. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 July 18 [Epub ahead of print]. PubMed PMID: 21775104.

Wilczynski NL, Morgan D, Haynes RB and the Hedges Team. An overview of the design and methods for retrieving high-quality studies for clinical care. BMC Med Inform Decision Making 2005, 5:20 doi:10.1186/1472-6947-5-20. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1183213.

Wilczynski NL, McKibbon KA, Haynes RB. Enhancing retrieval of best evidence for health care from bibliographic databases: calibration of the hand search of the literature. Medinfo. 2001;10(Pt 1):390-3 PMID: 11604770.

Wong SSL, Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB, Ramkissoonsingh R for the Hedges Team. Developing optimal search strategies for detecting sound clinical prediction studies in MEDLINE. Proc AMIA Annu Symp 2003;:728-32. PMID: 14728269.

Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB for the Hedges Team. Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically sound causation studies in MEDLINE. Proc AMIA Annu Symp 2003;:719-23. PMID: 14728267.

Bhandari M, Montori V, Devereaux PJ, Wilczynski N, Morgan D, Haynes RB for the Hedges Team. Doubling the impact: publication of systematic review articles in orthopaedic journals. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004 May;86-A(5):1012-6. PMID: 15118046.

Montori V, Devereaux PJ, Wilczynski N, Morgan D, Haynes RB for the Hedges Team. Systematic reviews: a cross-sectional study of location and citation counts. BMC Med; 2003 Nov 24;1(1):2. PMID: 14633274.

Wong SSL, Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB. Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically relevant qualitative studies in MEDLINE. Medinfo. 2004;2004:311-6. PMID: 15360825.

Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB for the Hedges Team. Developing optimal search strategies for detecting clinically sound prognostic studies in MEDLINE: an analytic survey. BMC Med. 2004 Jun 09;2(1):23. PMID:15189561.

Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB, Lavis JN, Ramkissoonsingh R, Arnold-Oatley A, for the HSR Hedges Team. Optimal search strategies for detecting health services research studies in MEDLINE. CMAJ. 2004 Nov 9;171(10):1179-85. PMID: 15534310.

Haynes RB, McKibbon KA, Wilczynski NL, Walter SD, Werre SR. Optimal search strategies for retrieving scientifically strong studies of treatment from Medline: analytical survey. BMJ. 2005 May 13; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 15894554. [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Haynes RB, Wilczynski NL for the Hedges Team. Optimal search strategies for retrieving scientifically strong studies of diagnosis from MEDLINE: analytical survey. BMJ. 2004 May 1;328(7447):1040. Epub 2004 Apr 08. PMID: 15073027.

Montori VM, Wilczynski NL, Morgan D, Haynes RB; Hedges Team. Optimal search strategies for retrieving systematic reviews from Medline: analytical survey. BMJ. 2005 Jan 8;330(7482):68. Epub 2004 Dec 24. PMID: 15619601.

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