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Development of a subject search filter to find\ud information relevant to palliative care in the general medical literature

By Ruth Sladek, Jennifer Tieman, Belinda Susan Fazekas, Amy Pickar Abernethy and David Christopher Currow

Abstract

The study confirmed that literature\ud relevant to palliative care is difficult to identify in\ud general medical journals. While the filter developed\ud in this research represents the best trade-off between\ud sensitivity, specificity, accuracy, and precision, the\ud sensitivity is unacceptably low. Further research,\ud such as frequency analysis of text-words and MeSH\ud terms, is required to increase the sensitivity of\ud searching in this subset of the literature

Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.flinders.edu.au:2328/9707
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