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PubMed Health Services Research (HSR) Queries

Health Services Research (HSR) Queries using Research Methodology Filters

Category

Optimized For

Broad/ Narrow

PubMed Equivalent

appropriateness

sensitive/broad

100%/97%

inappropriate[tiab] OR records[mh]

specific/narrow

60%/99.8%

appropriateness[tiab]

process assessment

sensitive/broad

98%/67%

health services administration[mh] OR therapy[sh:noexp] OR adjusted[tiab]

specific/narrow 

52%/93%

practice*[tiab] OR adjusted[tiab]

outcome assessment

sensitive/broad

96%/53%

health services administration[mh] OR epidemiologic studies[mh] OR epidemiology[sh

specific/narrow

51%/93%

survival[tiab] OR mortality[mh]

costs

sensitive/broad

96%/93%

cost[tiab] OR costs[tiab] OR costs and cost analysis[mh] OR ec[sh]

specific/narrow

59%/99%

cost effectiveness*[tiab] OR saves[tiab] OR savings[tiab] OR saved[tiab] OR saver[tiab] OR savers[tiab] OR save[ti] OR saving[ti] OR (save[tw] OR saving[tw]) AND (ec[sh] OR economic OR dollar* OR money OR cost OR costs OR costing OR socioeconomic OR inexpensive OR efficiency OR financ* OR treatment outcome)

economics

sensitive/broad

100%/97%

costs[tiab] OR cost effective[tiab] OR economic[tiab]

specific/narrow

74%/99%

cost effective[tiab] OR sensitivity analys*[tiab] OR cost effectiveness[tiab]

qualitative studies

sensitive/broad

95%/70%

interview*[tiab] OR psychology[sh:noexp] OR health services administration[mh]

specific/narrow

61%/99%

qualitative[tiab] OR themes[tiab]

quality improvement studies

sensitive/broad

97.6%/53%

health services administration[mh] OR randomized controlled trial[pt] OR randomized controlled trials as topic[mh] OR random allocation[mh] OR random*[tiab] OR review[pt] OR compare*[tiab] NOT (animals[mh] NOT humans [mh])

specific/narrow

94.8%/95.7%

randomized controlled trial[pt] OR randomized controlled trials as topic[mh] OR controlled trial [tiab] OR controlled trials [tiab] OR control trial [tiab] OR control trials [tiab] OR journal [tiab] OR medline [tiab] OR randomized trial* [tiab] OR randomised trial* [tiab] OR random trial*[tiab] OR randomization trial* [tiab] NOT (animals[mh] NOT humans [mh])

 

Sensitive (broad) and specific (narrow) searches and approximate equivalent in the PubMed query language as recommended in Wilczynski NL et al and Wong SSL et al.

 

Last Reviewed: January 15, 2014