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Table 1 Included reviews

From: Improving search efficiency for systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy: an exploratory study to assess the viability of limiting to MEDLINE, EMBASE and reference checking

Review Topic Number of included studies Number and names of databases searched
Holmes (2014) Routine echocardiography in the management of stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) 51 (n = 9) MEDLINEa, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CDSR, NHS DARE, HTA, CINAHL, Web of Science, PsycINFO
Ward (2013) Gene expression profiling and expanded immunohistochemistry tests to guide the use of adjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer 32 (n = 8) MEDLINEa, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CDSR, NHS DARE, HTA, BIOSIS, Web of Science
Simpson (2013) Echocardiography in newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation patients 44 (n = 7) MEDLINEa, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CDSR, NHS DARE, HTA, Web of Science
Goodacre (2013) Diagnostic strategies for suspected acute coronary syndrome 40 (n = 8) MEDLINEa, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CDSR, NHS DARE, HTA, CINAHL, Web of Science
Stevenson (2012) Non-invasive diagnostic assessment tools for the detection of liver fibrosis in patients with suspected alcohol-related liver disease 17 (n = 9) MEDLINEa, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CDSR, NHS DARE, HTA, CINAHL, Web of Science, BIOSIS
Cooper (2011) Imaging for the assessment of axillary lymph node metastases in early breast cancer 45 (n = 9) MEDLINEa, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CDSR, NHS DARE, HTA, CINAHL, Web of Science, BIOSIS
Sutcliffe (2009) Classical and novel biomarkers as prognostic risk factors for localised prostate cancer 30 (n = 9) MEDLINEa, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CDSR, NHS DARE, HTA, CINAHL, Web of Science, BIOSIS
Pandor (2004) Neonatal screening for inborn errors of metabolism using tandem mass spectrometry 15 (n = 10) MEDLINEa, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CDSR, NHS DARE, HTA, CINAHL, Web of Science, BIOSIS, HMIC
Kaltenthaler (2004) magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography compared with diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography 28 (n = 9) MEDLINEa, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CDSR, NHS DARE, HTA, CINAHL, Web of Science, BIOSIS
  Total 302  
  1. aIncluding MEDLINE in-process and other non-indexed citations
  2. CENTRAL Cochrane Central Database of Controlled Trials, CDSR Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, DARE NHS Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, HTA Health Technology Assessment database, CINAHL Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, various databases Web of Science, BIOSIS previews/biological abstracts, HMIC Health Management Information Consortium