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Table 3 Restrictive search strategy

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

Stages What How Who
Stage 1 Identification clinical questions Review original CPG Guideline methodologist from research group
Stage 2 Clinical questions eligibility Include clinical questions with ≥ two explicitly PICO components Guideline methodologist from research group
Stage 3 ReSe Stage 3a Development ReSe serches Guideline methodologist from research group
Stage 3b Evaluation ReSe serches  
Stage 3c Refinement ReSe serches
Stage 3d Define the filters that will be used: 1) study design; 2) publication date
Stage 4 References database by clinical questions Reference management software Guideline methodologist from research group
  1. Abbreviations: CPG Clinical practice guideline, PICO population, intervention, comparator and outcome, ReSe restrictive search.