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A simple, fast, easy method to identify the evidence base in pain-relief research: Validation of a computer search strategy used alone to identify quality randomized controlled trials

In Anaesthesia Analgesia
By: Chow, Tony K F.
Contributor(s): Goodchild, Colin | To, Elean | .
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 98 Issues 6.Publisher: 2004Description: 1557-1565.Subject(s): Evidence-base, Pain management, Quality Randomized Controlled trials | Pain ManagementDDC classification: In: Anaesthesia AnalgesiaSummary: Clinicians need a simple, fast, reliable, and inexpensive way of identifying the evidence base relevant to their clinical practice. It is often believed that the only way to identify all relevant evidence is to perform hand-searches of the literature to supplement computer searches; this is omplex and labor intensive. However, most of quality randomized controlled trials cited in systematic reviewsin pain medicine are listed in computr databases.The authors perform two studies to investigate the efficiency-in terms of sensitivity, specificity, and precision-of threecomputer search strategies: Optimally Sensitive SearchStrategy, which is used by the Cochrane Collaboration.
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Clinicians need a simple, fast, reliable, and inexpensive way of identifying the evidence base relevant to their clinical practice. It is often believed that the only way to identify all relevant evidence is to perform hand-searches of the literature to supplement computer searches; this is omplex and labor intensive. However, most of quality randomized controlled trials cited in systematic reviewsin pain medicine are listed in computr databases.The authors perform two studies to investigate the efficiency-in terms of sensitivity, specificity, and precision-of threecomputer search strategies: Optimally Sensitive SearchStrategy, which is used by the Cochrane Collaboration.

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