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Table 2 Precision of each strategy across databases

From: Finding qualitative research: an evaluation of search strategies

  Actually relevant records retrieved ("diagnosed positive") by each strategy Precision: Actually relevant records ("diagnosed positive") as a percentage (number) of potentially relevant records for that strategy
1)Thesaurus 191 5.4% (191/3537)
2)Free-text 172 4.9% (172/3451)
3)Broad-based 187 4.7% (187/3912)
Total actually relevant records (duplicates eliminated) 262 -