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Translating Clinical Questions by Physicians Into Searchable Queries: Analytical Survey Study

Published inJMIR Medical Education, vol. 6, no. 1, e16777
Publication date2020
Abstract

Staying up to date and answering clinical questions with current best evidence from health research is challenging. Evidence-based clinical texts, databases, and tools can help, but clinicians first need to translate their clinical questions into searchable queries. MacPLUS FS (McMaster Premium LiteratUre Service Federated Search) is an online search engine that allows clinicians to explore multiple resources simultaneously and retrieves one single output that includes the following: (1) evidence from summaries (eg, UpToDate and DynaMed), (2) preappraised research (eg, EvidenceAlerts), and (3) non-preappraised research (eg, PubMed), with and without validated bibliographic search filters. MacPLUS FS can also be used as a laboratory to explore clinical questions and evidence retrieval.

Keywords
  • Web-based resources
  • Clinical information science
  • Evidence retrieval
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Search engines
  • Search taxonomy
Citation (ISO format)
SEGUIN, Aurélie et al. Translating Clinical Questions by Physicians Into Searchable Queries: Analytical Survey Study. In: JMIR Medical Education, 2020, vol. 6, n° 1, p. e16777. doi: 10.2196/16777
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