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Table 2 Included citations indexed in MEDLINE and EMBASE (n/%)

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

Project Included studies (n = ) Included studies indexed in MEDLINE Included studies indexed in EMBASE Included studies indexed in both MEDLINE and EMBASE Included studies indexed in one database but not the other: MEDLINE/EMBASE Included studies not indexed in either MEDLINE or EMBASE
Holmes (2014) 51 48 (94 %) 51 (100 %) 48/51 (94 %) 0/3 0
Ward (2013) 32 23 (72 %) 27 (84 %) 22/32 (69 %) 1/5 4
Simpson (2013) 44 44 (100 %) 44 (100 %) 44/44 (100 %) 0/0 0
Goodacre (2013) 40 38a (95 %) 40 (100 %) 38/40 (95 %) 0/2 0
Stevenson (2012) 17 12 (80 %) 13 (87 %) 12/17 (80 %) 0/1 4
Cooper (2011) 45 40 (89 %) 39 (87 %) 39/45 (87 %) 1/0 5
Sutcliffe (2009) 30 29 (97 %) 30 (100 %) 29/30 (97 %) 0/1 0
Pandor (2004) 15 13 (87 %) 10 (66 %) 10/15 (66 %) 3/0 2
Kaltenthaler (2004) 28 28 (100 %) 23 (82 %) 23/28 (82 %) 5/0 0
Total 302 275 (91 %) 277 (92 %) 265 (88 %) 10/12 15 (5 %)
  1. aOne had not been fully published at the time of the report but existed as an “epub”, but it would have been retrieved by the strategy