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Pandor A, Goodacre S, Harnan S, et al. Diagnostic Management Strategies for Adults and Children with Minor Head Injury: A Systematic Review and an Economic Evaluation. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2011 Aug. (Health Technology Assessment, No. 15.27.)

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Appendix 1Diagnostic accuracy and management strategies for minor head injury review: literature search strategies – a MEDLINE example

Database searched: Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations and Ovid MEDLINE(R)

Platform or provider used: OvidSP

Date of coverage: 1950 to March 2010

Search undertaken: initial search 20 April 2009

Updated search: 11 March 2010

  1. *Craniocerebral Trauma/
  2. head injur$.tw.
  3. 1 or 2
  4. prognosis.sh.
  5. diagnosed.tw.
  6. cohort:.mp.
  7. predictor:.tw.
  8. death.tw.
  9. exp models, statistical/
  10. (clinical assess* or decision rule* or prediction rule*).tw.
  11. 4 or 5 or 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10
  12. exp “Sensitivity and Specificity”/
  13. sensitivity.tw.
  14. specificity.tw.
  15. ((pre-test or pretest) adj probability).tw.
  16. post-test probability.tw.
  17. predictive value$.tw.
  18. 12 or 13 or 14 or 15 or 16 or 17 or 18
  19. 3 and (11 or 19)
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