Monday, March 10, 2008

Search challenge #2

We've had a few suggestions from readers for topics to tackle in the challenge - we appreciate the feedback very much and please continue to share your ideas!

For Search Challenge #2, we've selected one of these reader suggestions - one reader noted that she finds prognosis searches to always be challenging, commenting that the Clinical Queries filters in PubMed provide some help but that she'd like to get a better sense of how colleagues approach these searches.

So this week's question has a broad issue:
- Do you have a "hedge"/strategy that you reuse for identifying studies that include data on prognosis?

And a more-focused part to try this search with an actual topic:
- How does the literature describe prognosis (e.g. mortality, functional outcome, etc.) in adult patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury?

Please share your ideas in the comments!

(P.S. to keep things more simple on our end, we'll post the "answers" to the search challenge and the new challenge on Mondays, instead of the Monday-Friday schedule we'd originally noted)



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