|May 23, 2005 [posted]|
|Clinical Prediction Guides Added to PubMed® Clinical Queries|
Clinical Prediction Guides pertain to the prediction of some aspect of a disease or condition and have been advocated as a mechanism for enhancing clinical judgement. Clinical prediction studies develop or validate rules, guides, indexes, equations, scales, scores or models to predict a diagnosis, prognosis, risk (etiology), therapeutic response, therapeutic drug level or clinical outcome. An example of a clinical prediction guide is the Ottawa ankle rule. Can Fam Physician. 1996 Mar;42:478-80.
The search strategies (broad and narrow scope) for this category have been developed by Wong SS, et al., as described in the following publication:
Developing optimal search strategies for detecting sound clinical prediction studies in MEDLINE. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003;:728-32. PMID: 14728269
By Ione Auston
Auston I. Clinical Prediction Guides Added to PubMed® Clinical Queries. NLM Tech Bull. 2005 May-Jun;(344):e7.