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Table 1 Number of articles identified by search strategies and included in systematic review

From: An assessment of the efficacy of searching in biomedical databases beyond MEDLINE in identifying studies for a systematic review on ward closures as an infection control intervention to control outbreaks

  Number identified articles Number of included articles retrieved by search strategy (n= 97) Relative recall Number of articles in systematic review indexed by each database (n= 97) Sensitivity Number identified after deduplication Number of unique articles
MEDLINE 832 80 82.5% 93 86% 777 4
Embase 1,024 80 82.5% 91 87.9% 361 4
CINAHL 294 35 36.1% 44 79.5% 99 4
LILACS 1,101 0 0% 75 0% 723 0
IndMED 165 0 0% 0 0% 88 0
Other 36 8 8.3% - - 36 8