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Table 3 Comparisons of Master Search and modified PAPAS, NICE and SIGN searches: 30th June 2005 versus 10th November 2006

From: Improving search filter development: a study of palliative care literature

  Sensitivity Specificity Precision Accuracy
  June 2005 Nov 2006 June 2005 Nov 2006 June 2005 Nov 2006 June 2005 Nov 2006
Master Search 45.4% 46.3% 99.4% 99.45% 73.0% 72.6% 97.4% 97.4%
PAPAS 45.2% 45.9% 99.3% 99.3% 71.4% 72.0% 97.3% 97.4%
NICE 40.6% 41.0% 95.6% 95.9% 26.4% 26.4% 93.5% 94.0%
SIGN 56.9% 59.1% 92.1% 92.6% 22.0% 21.9% 90.8% 92.0%