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Table 2 PLUS search strategy

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

Stages What How Who
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.