Table 2

Precision of search results

PICO A

95% CI

PICO B

95% CI

PubMed

95% CI


Q1

35%

16.40% – 53.60%

28%

15.84% – 40.16%

20%

10.70% -29.30%

Q2

5%

1.42% – 8.58%

6%

2.42% – 9.58%-

4%

1.50% – 6.50%

Q3

1%

-0.43% – 2.43%

1%

-0.14% – 2.14%

0%

0.00%


Q1: Does BMI affect mortality in obese patients undergoing a CABG?

Q2: Is survival prolonged if I place a PEG or feeding tube in my patient with dementia?

Q3: Is an ACE inhibitor alone better than a diuretic alone for reducing hypertension in African American patients?

Schardt et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2007 7:16   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-7-16

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