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Title: Development of a subject search filter to find information relevant to palliative care in the general medical literature
Authors: Sladek, Ruth
Tieman, Jennifer
Fazekas, Belinda Susan
Abernethy, Amy Pickar
Currow, David Christopher
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Sladek, R., Tieman, J., Fazekas, B.S., Abernethy, A.P., & Currow, D.C., 2006. Development of a subject search filter to find information relevant to palliative care in the general medical literature. Journal of The Medical Library Association, 94(4), 394-401.
Abstract: The study confirmed that literature relevant to palliative care is difficult to identify in general medical journals. While the filter developed in this research represents the best trade-off between sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and precision, the sensitivity is unacceptably low. Further research, such as frequency analysis of text-words and MeSH terms, is required to increase the sensitivity of searching in this subset of the literature.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/9707
ISSN: 1536-5050
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