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Table 3 Indirect Subgroup Analyses: Recall

From: Which resources should be used to identify RCT/CCTs for systematic reviews: a systematic review

Subgroups   MEDLINE vs. Handsearching MEDLINE vs. MEDLINE + Handsearching MEDLINE vs. Reference Standard
   N Median (Range) N Median (Range) N Median (Range)
Search Strategy Index 6 93 (41,100) 0   1 66
  Cochrane 12 67 (26,97) 7 81 (28,90) 6 78 (53,98)
  Complex 15 51 (9,86) 6 67 (52,88) 10 40 (17,97)
  Simple 14 49 (7,88) 3 48 (18,72) 8 58 (18,89)
Author Index 6 93 (41,100) 0 -- 1 66
  Cochrane 12 67 (26,97) 7 81 (28,90) 6 78 (53,98)
  Librarian 5 49 (20,62) 0 -- 3 56 (29,89)
  Non-librarian 24 52 (7,88) 9 66 (18,88) 15 48 (17,97)
Design RCT 19 54 (9,97) 1 28 10 79 (25,97)
  CCT 28 62 (7,100) 15 72 (18,90) 15 56 (17,98)