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Table. 4 Summary results by approach

From: Efficiency of pragmatic search strategies to update clinical guidelines recommendations

  Exhaustive approach Restrictive approacha PLUS approach
  n % n %b n %b
References identification
References retrieved in search for clinical guidelines 39136   12486 31.9 4486 11.5
Key references identified from recommendation sample 69   62 89.9 18 26.1
Recommendation identification
Potential update recommendations identified from recommendation sample 25   22 88.0 10 40.0
Resource use
Guidelines methodologists 4   3 75.0 -  
Information specialist -   -   1 25.0
Time to perform the search (hours) 279   174.3 62.5 28 10.0
  1. aNarrow filter, clustered by all questions, and imputed exhaustive search results for the clinical questions not included in the restrictive approach
  2. bPercentage regarding the exhaustive approach