How to prepare a systematic review of economic evaluations for clinical practice guidelines: database selection and search strategy development (part 2/3).

TitleHow to prepare a systematic review of economic evaluations for clinical practice guidelines: database selection and search strategy development (part 2/3).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsThielen FW, Van Mastrigt G, Burgers LT, Bramer WM, Majoie H, Evers S, Kleijnen J
JournalExpert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research
Volume16
Issue6
Pagination705-721
Date Published2016 Dec
ISSN1744-8379
KeywordsCost-benefit analysis; Databases, Factual; Delivery of health Care; Evidence-Based Medicine; Humans; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Review Literature as Topic
AbstractINTRODUCTION: This article is part of the series "How to prepare a systematic review of economic evaluations (EES) for informing evidence-based healthcare decisions", in which a five-step approach is proposed. Areas covered: This paper focuses on the selection of relevant databases and developing a search strategy for detecting EEs, as well as on how to perform the search and how to extract relevant data from retrieved records. Expert commentary: Thus far, little has been published on how to conduct systematic review EEs. Moreover, reliable sources of information, such as the Health Economic Evaluation Database, have ceased to publish updates. Researchers are thus left without authoritative guidance on how to conduct SR-EEs. Together with van Mastrigt et al. we seek to fill this gap.
DOI10.1080/14737167.2016.1246962
Alternate JournalExpert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res