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Table 4 Retrievals obtained by application of GLAD search strategies in SUMSearch and Google Scholar

From: Developing search strategies for clinical practice guidelines in SUMSearch and Google Scholar and assessing their retrieval performance

Strategy Search terms Meets criteria Does not meet criteria Total
SUMSearch    1843
Guideline*    
Detected 97 697 794
Not detected 22 2014 2036
Recommendation*    
Detected 72 643 715
Not detected 47 2068 2115
Practice guideline*    
Detected 48 286 334
Not detected 71 2425 2496
Google Scholar    987
Guideline/s    
Detected 38 595 633
Not detected 81 2116 2197
Recommendation/s    
Detected 10 214 224
Not detected 109 2497 2606
Practice guideline/s    
Detected 14 116 130
Not detected 105 2595 2700
Total 119 2711 2830
  1. Number of pooled retrievals for the nine MeSH terms in each search engine.
  2. * = truncation; GLAD = Guideline And Disease.