Report on the development of a glaucoma search filter: a white paper

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Flinders Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying
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Glaucoma is second only to cataracts as the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Despite its prevalence, clinicians and researchers may not have the skills or time required to locate the timely, high-quality evidence needed to provide the best care for patients with this condition. To facilitate access to high-quality information and evidence on glaucoma, Flinders Filters partnered with the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research to create a functional, evidence-based search filter that provides clinicians and others with ‘one click’ access to a high performing literature search. This White Paper outlines the general methodology used to develop and validate a glaucoma search filter in OvidSP Medline, and translate it for PubMed. It also details the creation of a sample set of expert topic searches for glaucoma. Ultimately, it is hoped that the search filter will help clinicians and others treat those with - or at risk of – glaucoma more effectively by enabling access to high level, focused evidence simply by clicking a link.
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Search filters, Glaucoma, Clinicians
Tieman, J, Craig, J, Shaheem, Y. Report on the Development of a Glaucoma Search Filter. RePaDD White Paper. Adelaide, South Australia: Flinders University Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying: 2014. Available at: