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Free Evidence Based Practice Tools: PubMed Clinical Queries

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Research on PubMed Clinical Queries

Corrao, S., Colomba, D., Arnone, S., Argano, C., Di Chiara, T., Scaglione, R., & Licata, G. (2006). Improving efficacy of PubMed Clinical Queries for retrieving scientifically strong studies on treatment. Journal Of The American Medical Informatics Association13(5), 485-487.


Wilczynski, N., McKibbon, K., Walter, S., Garg, A., & Haynes, R. (2013). MEDLINE clinical queries are robust when searching in recent publishing years. Journal Of The American Medical Informatics Association20(2), 363-368. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001075


Lokker, C., Haynes, R., Wilczynski, N., McKibbon, K., & Walter, S. (2011). Retrieval of diagnostic and treatment studies for clinical use through PubMed and PubMed's Clinical Queries filters. Journal Of The American Medical Informatics Association18(5), 652-659.


Sayyah Ensan, L., Faghankhani, M., Javanbakht, A., Ahmadi, S., & Baradaran, H. (2011). To compare PubMed Clinical Queries and UpToDate in teaching information mastery to clinical residents: a crossover randomized controlled trial. Plos One6(8), e23487. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023487

PubMed Clinical Queries

PubMed Clinical Queries is a tool that automatically uses filters and MESH terms to produce results for clinical decision making. 

PubMed Clinical Queries

Basic PubMed Search Filters

PubMed filters allow you to be more specific about which types of articles you prefer to use.  First choose the ones you may want from the More menu, then click on each one to see the articles displayed.

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