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Table 2 Numerical recall and precision for the CAT Crawler meta-search engine and two individual search engines at BestBETs and UMHS

From: Quantitative evaluation of recall and precision of CAT Crawler, a search engine specialized on retrieval of Critically Appraised Topics

  Recall (%) Precision (%)
  BestBETs & UMHS CAT Crawler BestBETs & UMHS CAT Crawler p-value
Appendicitis 96.15 96.15 76.92 (±4.80) 96.15 (±6.00) 0.000
Colic 54.81 54.81 51.58 (±2.58) 97.44 (±4.87) 0.000
Intubation 44.12 44.12 48.39 (±13.56) 68.18 (±19.10) 0.130
Ketoacidosis 48.72 48.72 36.54 (±12.97) 73.08 (±25.94) 0.001
Octreotide 59.62 59.62 47.69 (±10.13) 79.49 (±16.88) 0.000
Palsy 70.77 70.77 64.34 (±16.37) 70.77 (±18.01) 0.002
Prophylaxis 67.03 67.03 63.41 (±11.60) 78.21 (±14.31) 0.074
Sleep 57.95 57.95 48.29 (±19.82) 54.33 (±22.30) 0.038
Tape 46.15 46.15 46.15 (±7.31) 92.31 (±14.62) 0.000
Ultrasound 42.22 42.22 43.22 (±8.06) 62.60 (±11.68) 0.017
Average 58.75 (±16.25) 58.75 (±16.25) 52.65 (±12.0) 77.26 (±14.45) 0.000