Keeping up with the evidence:. Systematic searching vs literature surveillance (or Why Librarians Do it Better…). Sarah Greenley Information Specialist BMJ Knowledge, London, UK (With thanks to Mick Arber and Alex McNeil). Overview of presentation. Background to project
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Systematic searching vs literature surveillance
(or Why Librarians Do it Better…)
BMJ Knowledge, London, UK
(With thanks to Mick Arber and Alex McNeil)
Not all “evidence-based” resources are the same
Foundation literature searches
Systematic annual update searches
Critical appraisal of all search results
Checking of author inclusion/exclusion forms
Check every reference cited in CE (excluding background references) against list of 110 BMJUpdates journals
How many studies would have been missed in total?
How many studies would have been missed for updates?
Did missing studies change CE categorisation?
Section %of refs missing
Section % refs missing
Men’s health 83
“Taxane based combination chemotherapy One systematic review and three RCTs added; categorisation changed from Likely to be beneficial to Trade off between benefits and harms.”Categorisation changes