1. Electronic Tables of Contents:

    1. E-mail alerts via LexisNexis and OVID of the following publications’ tables of contents: EPC reports, JAMA, NEJM, J of Clin Epi, BMJ, Health Affairs, Health Qual Life Out, Med Care, Milbank Q, Med Decis Making, Health Serv Res, Eval Health Prof, Qual Saf Health Care, Med Care Res Rev, J Health Econ, Health Econ, Health Policy Plan, J of Health Polit Polic, Health Policy, J of Public Health Pol, Implementation Science.

  1. Grey Literature (conference proceedings, PowerPoint presentations, unpublished manuscripts):

    1. NTIS (1964–present): A resource for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments.

    2. New York Academy of Medicine.

    3. GIN Database.

    4. Government clinical practice guideline development groups: AHRQ, NICE, SIGN, NZGG, GAC.

    5. Search websites of AGREE, GRADE, AHIP, BCBS Tec, Kaiser Permanente, KFF, RWJF.


  1. Search each database uniquely.

  2. Limit to English and human studies.

  3. Search clinical practice guideline or practice guideline in the subject heading.

  4. Search the following in the title or abstract: consensus development or decision making, development, evaluation, implementation, comorbidities, heterogeneity, policy or law or legal, implications, tool or taxonomy, reimbursement, measurement, performance or performance measures, consumer or public, grading or rating, issues or concerns, methods, quality, electronic medical record (EMR) or computer decision support system (CDSS).

  5. Two independent reviewers track subject headings and key terms in key articles and use to further electronic search.

  6. Two independent reviewers screen article abstracts and full articles to determine if they fit the committee’s charge.

  7. Handsearch cited references within key identified literature.

  8. Manage references in EndNote.

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