First Author Year|
|Primary objective||Existence of a protocol||Study design||Health field the filter designed for||# of filters evaluated (# filters developed by the author)||Database (interfaces)||Technique to identify and/or create a gold standard||Sample size of the gold standard set or validation set (n)||Validation on a data set distinct from the derivation data||Performance measures used||Search dates for the gold standard or validation set||Name of filters evaluated (number of filters)|
Boluyt 2008 |
Usefulness of systematic review search strategies in finding child health systematic reviews in MEDLINE.
|Assess search filters for child health SRs in PubMed||NR||Comparative search filter evaluation||Child health||9||PubMed||Handsearching, Developed based on database searches||387||Yes||Sensitivity/recall, precision||Handsearch 1994, 1997, 2000, 2002, and 2004; DARE up to 2004, and year 2006||
PubMed filter 2006|
White 2001 (two)
Montori 2005 (four)
Boynton 1998 |
Identifying systematic reviews in MEDLINE: developing an objective approach to search strategy design.
|Evaluate propose a range of search strategies to identify SRs in MEDLINE||NR||Search filter evaluation, Comparative search filter evaluation||Medicine (general and internal)||15 (11)||MEDLINE (Ovid)||Handsearching||288||No||Sensitivity/recall, precision||1992 and 1995||
Boynton 1998 (eleven)|
Hunt 1997 (two)
CRD - Oxman 1994 (two)
Eady 2008 |
PsycINFO search strategies identified methodologically sound therapy studies and review articles for use by clinicians and researchers
|Evaluate search strategies for finding SRs in PsycINFO||NR||Search filter evaluation||Psych.||N/A||PsycINFO||Handsearching||58||No||Sensitivity/recall, precision, specificity, accuracy||2000||Eady 2008|
Golder 2006 |
Identifying systematic reviews of the adverse effects of health care interventions.
|Identify SRs of adverse effects in two major databases||NR||Search filter evaluation||Adverse effects||N/A||DARE (CDSR and CRD)||Developed based on database searches||270||No||Sensitivity/recall, precision||1994 to 2005||Golder 2006|
Lee 2012 |
An optimal search filter for retrieving systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
|Develop and validate the health-evidence.ca SR filter and compare its performance to other filters||NR||Search filter evaluation, Comparative search filter evaluation||Public health||31 (3)||MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL||Handsearching, Developed based on database searches||219||Yes||Sensitivity/recall, precision, specificity NNR||2004/2005||
health-evidence.ca SR filter - Lee 2012 (three)|
Montori [2005- four]
Hunt 1997 (two)
Boynton 1998 (two)
BMJ Clin Evidence n.d.
CRD Ciliska 2007 (four)
Wilczynski 2007 (four)
Montori 2005 |
Optimal search strategies for retrieving systematic reviews from Medline: analytical survey.
|Develop optimal search strategies in Medline for retrieving SRs||NR||Search filter evaluation, Comparative search filter evaluation||
Medicinefamily practice, nursing,|
|10 (4)||MEDLINE||Handsearching||753||Yes||Sensitivity/recall, specificity, precision||2000||
Montori 2005 (four)|
White 2001 (three)
Hunt 1997 (two)
Rathbone 2016 |
A comparison of the performance of seven key bibliographic databases in identifying all relevant systematic reviews of interventions for hypertension.
|Evaluate seven databases to determine their coverage of SRs of hypertension||NR||Comparative database evaluation||Hypertension||N/A||Cochrane, DARE, EMBASE, Epistemonikos, MEDLINE, PubMed, and TRIP||Developed based on database searches||440||N/A||Sensitivity/recall, precision||2003–2015||SR filters incorporated into the databases; MEDLINE used Montori 2005|
Shojania 2001 |
Taking advantage of the explosion of systematic reviews: an efficient MEDLINE search strategy.
|Evaluate a search strategy for identifying SRs||NR||Search filter evaluation||Treatment diagnosis, prognosis, causation, quality improvement, or economics||N/A||MEDLINE (PubMed)||Handsearching, Developed based on database searches||104||No||Sensitivity/recall, precision||1999–2000||PubMed n.d.|
White 2001 |
A statistical approach to designing search filters to find systematic reviews: objectivity enhances accuracy.
|Improve methods to derive a more objective search strategy to identify SRs in MEDLINE||NR||Search filter evaluation, Comparative search filter evaluation||Treatment diagnosis, prognosis, causation||7 (5)||MEDLINE (Ovid)||Handsearching journals||110||No||Sensitivity/recall, precision||1995 and 1997||
White 2001 (five]|
CRD - Wolf 1996
Wilczynski 2007 |
EMBASE search strategies achieved high sensitivity and specificity for retrieving methodologically sound systematic reviews.
|Develop search strategies that optimize the retrieval of SRs from EMBASE.||NR||Search filter evaluation||Internal medicinegeneral practice, mental health, nursing practice||N/A||MEDLINE||Handsearching journals||220||No||Sensitivity/recall, specificity, precision, accuracy||2000||Wilczynski 2007|
Wilczynski 2009 |
Consistency and accuracy of indexing systematic review articles and meta-analyses in medline.
|Determine the consistency and accuracy of indexing SRs and meta-analyses in MEDLINE||NR||Search filter evaluation||Medicine||N/A||MEDLINE||Developed based on database searches||NA||No||Sensitivity/recall, specificity, precision, accuracy||2000||Wilczynski 2009|
Wilczynski 2011 |
Sensitive Clinical Queries retrieved relevant systematic reviews as well as primary studies: an analytic survey.
|Determine how well the previously validated broad and narrow Clinical Queries retrieve SRs||NR||Search filter evaluation||Therapy, diagnosis prognosis, etiology||N/A||MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO||Developed based on database searches||NA||No||Sensitivity/recall, specificity precision||2000||Wilczynski 2011|
Wong 2006 |
Comparison of top-performing search strategies for detecting clinically sound treatment studies and systematic reviews in MEDLINE and EMBASE.
|Compare sensitivity and specificity of search strategies for detecting reviews in MEDLINE and EMBASE||NR||Comparative search filter evaluation||Medicine||7||MEDLINE, EMBASE||Handsearching journals||753 in MEDLINE, 220 in EMBASE||N/A||Sensitivity/recall, specificity precision||2000||
Montori 2005 (three)|
Wilczynski 2007 (four]
Wong 2006 |
Optimal CINAHL search strategies for identifying therapy studies and review articles.
|Design optimal search strategies for locating review articles in CINAHL||NR||Search filter evaluation||Nursing and allied health||N/A||CINAHL||Handsearching journals||127||No||Sensitivity/recall, specificity precision, accuracy||2000||Wong 2006|
Zacks 1998 |
Developing search strategies for detecting high quality reviews in a hypertext test collection.
|Determine whether sensitive and specific search strategies exist to select SRs||NR||Search filter evaluation||Etiology, prognosis, therapy diagnosis||N/A||SWISH v.1.1.1||Developed based on database searches||209||No||Sensitivity/recall, specificity||Not reported||Zacks 1998|