Epistemonikos and KSR Evidence
usability for SBU Evidence maps
This article presents an evaluation of the two databases Epistemonikos and KSR Evidence, in the context of conducting evidence maps at the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU). Methods: 36 systematic reviews included in published SBU Evidence Maps were used as a gold standard records (GSR). Title searches, as well as subject searches, were performed.Result: Title searches showed that Epistemonikos covers 97% of the GSR, and KSR Evidence covers 94%. Structured subject searches retrieved a part of the references, 58% from KSR Evidence and 48% from Epistemonikos.Conclusion: Epistemonikos and KSR Evidence are valuable resources for identifying systematic reviews, but not sufficient to replace any of the databases usually used for SBUs Evidence Maps. Mesh: Databases, Bibliographic; Information Storage and Retrieval; Review Literature as Topic; Evidence-Based Medicine
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