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Table 2 PLUS search strategy

From: Strategies to assess the validity of recommendations: a study protocol





Stage 1

Identification contents

Review original CPG

Guideline methodologist from research group

Stage 2

PLUS search

- Choose existing MeSH and SNOMED in PLUS database related with original CPG contents

PLUS information specialist

- Define the filters that will be used: 1) population; 2) study purpose categories; 3) publication date

Stage 3

Reference databases by CPGs

Reference management software

PLUS information specialist

  1. Abbreviations: CPG Clinical practice guideline, MeSH Medical Subject Headings, PLUS Premium LiteratUre Service, SNOMED Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine.