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Table 2 Performance of bibliographic databases identifying relevant systematic reviews of interventions for treating hypertension (excluding non-conventional treatments)

From: A comparison of the performance of seven key bibliographic databases in identifying all relevant systematic reviews of interventions for hypertension

Database Reviews relevant Reviews missed Total citations Sensitivity (s) % Precision (Pr) % Unique records
EMBASE 169 63 3722 72.8 4.5 34
Cochrane 143 89 704 61.6 20.3 7
MEDLINE 138 94 2282 59.5 6.0 0
DARE 127 105 998 54.7 12.7 0
PubMed Health 126 106 812 54.3 15.5 0
Epistemonikos 116 116 938 50.0 12.4 0
TRIP 72 160 1320 31.0 5.5 0
  1. Reference set of included systematic review (n = 232)