Author David Kaunelis
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Development and Testing of Search Filters to Identify Economic Evaluations in MEDLINE and EMBASE / Julie Glanville / Ottawa [Canada] : Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - (CADTH) (2009)
Development and Testing of Search Filters to Identify Economic Evaluations in MEDLINE and EMBASE [electronic document] / Julie Glanville, Author ; Kelly Fleetwood, Author ; Ann Yellowlees ; David Kaunelis ; Shaila Mensinkai . - Ottawa [Canada] : Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - (CADTH), 2009 . - x, 32 p., 44 p. (appendicies). - (HTA) .
ISBN : 978-1-926680-11-8 : 0,00
Languages : English (eng)
W 82 Biomedical technology (General)
Databases, Bibliographic ; Economic Evaluation ; Embase ; MEDLINE ; Special queries
Health care decision-makers and health care professionals need efficient access to the best evidence. Health technology assessment agencies and guideline developers need access to evidence from economic evaluations to identify the cost-effectiveness of a technology and to inform economic models.
This report identifies a group of search filters developed and tested using a gold standard set of economic evaluations and statistical analysis. The relative performance of existing economic evaluation search filters is also examined. The report presents filters that can be applied to searches for economic evaluations in MEDLINE and EMBASE databases that can maximize sensitivity and achieve levels of precision to meet the needs of health technology assessment researchers.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.iii -- GLOSSARYvi -- ABBREVIATIONS .viii -- 1 INTRODUCTION .1 -- 2 OBJECTIVES.2 -- 3 METHOD .2 -- 3.1 Definition of Economic Evaluations .3 -- 3.2 Identification of Gold Standard 3 -- 3.3 Creating Comparator Sets of Records 4 -- 3.4 Word Occurrence Analysis5 -- 3.5 Discriminating Terms and Search Filters 6 -- 3.6 Testing Search Filter Performance7 -- 4 RESULTS.10 -- 4.1 Gold Standard and Comparator Records10 -- 4.2 Term Occurrence Analysis and Filter Development11 -- 4.3 Testing Search Filter Performance14 -- 4.4 Testing Search Filter Performance18 -- 5 DISCUSSION 26 -- 5.1 Summary of Findings 26 -- 5.2 Study Limitations .27 -- 5.3 Generalizability and Recommendations29 -- 5.4 Conclusions.30 -- 6 REFERENCES 31 -- APPENDIX 1: Search strategies that are used to identify comparator records -- APPENDIX 2: Stop word list -- APPENDIX 3: Candidate search terms -- APPENDIX 4: Published search filters used in comparative testing -- APPENDIX 5: Sensitivity-precision trade-offs between filters
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