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Table 6 Percentage of papers screened to capture all relevant articles for systematic reviews

From: Research Screener: a machine learning tool to semi-automate abstract screening for systematic reviews

Topic Papers 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% WSS@95a WSS@100b
Sedentary — overweight 813 (8) 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 68% 68%
Low back pain — lifting 2249 (13) 9 11 13 - - - - 85% 85%
Low back pain — fear 2584 (12) 12 - - - - - - 94% 94%
Lung cancer — preop 368 (5) 4 5 - - - - - 95% 95%
Lung cancer — exercise 870 (10) 10 - - - - - - 96% 96%
Falls 306 (4) 4 - - - - - - 96% 96%
Acute pain 23,423 (44) 43 44 - - - - - 96% 95%
Team reflexivity 13,376 (20) 17 19 20 - - - - 90% 87%
Sexual health 1686 (18) 14 17 18 - - - - 82% 82%
  1. (Number) = final sample of papers
  2. aWorkload saved over random sampling at 95%
  3. bWorkload saved over random sampling at 100%