Search filters are:
Commonly, search filters limit search results by:
They are sometimes available at the click of a button in library databases, but don't let that deceive you! A lot of work goes into developing an effective search strategy for filters, and they often include various combinations of subject headings, textwords, and wildcards.
Quality Improvement Filter for Medline
Search strategy OVID search*
|exp health services administration OR random:.mp. OR review.pt. OR compare:.tw|
|effectiveness.tw. OR journal.mp. OR MEDLINE.tw. OR random:.tw|
Best optimisation of sensitivity and specificity
|random:.ti,ab. OR educat:.tw. OR exp patient care management|
|control: trial:.mp. OR journal.mp. OR MEDLINE.tw. OR random: trial:.tw|
[Source: Table adapted from original in: Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB, Optimal search filters for detecting quality improvement studies in Medline. Qual Saf Health Care 2010;19:e31. http://qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/19/6/e31.long]
ISSG Search Filters Resource: Quality Improvement Filters
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