Table 3

Indirect Subgroup Analyses: Recall

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)


Crumley et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2005 5:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-5-24

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