Non-biomedical sources for systematic reviews of pharmaceutical policy

Greyson, Devon L. Non-biomedical sources for systematic reviews of pharmaceutical policy. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 2010, vol. 98, n. 1, pp. 85-87. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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It has been well documented that reaching beyond MEDLINE into a diversity of databases enhances search results, but a chronic question in comprehensive and systematic searching is how far, and where, to search. When published in business or economics sources, articles focusing on cost outcomes of health and health policy interventions may not be indexed in the biomedical databases that are traditionally consulted for clinical systematic reviews. This dual case study explores and documents the significance of non-health sources, specifically databases that index economic research, in comprehensive searching for two systematic reviews of pharmaceutical policy interventions.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: searching, systematic reviews, systematic searching, health policy, pharmaceutical policy
Subjects: D. Libraries as physical collections. > DK. Health libraries, Medical libraries.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HL. Databases and database Networking.
Depositing user: Devon Greyson
Date deposited: 21 Apr 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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