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Physical Assessment and Diagnosis: OVID Medline

Finding OVID Medline

Finding Diagnosis Research in OVID Medline

In Ovid Medline, you can limit your search to clinically sound diagnosis articles and reports

 

STEP 1:

After running your initial search query, click the “additional limits” option to select a limit from the resulting window.

OVID Medline diagnosis research step 1

 STEP 2:

 From the resulting window, go to the “Clinical Queries”.

OVID Medline diagnosis research step 2

STEP 3:

There are nine categories of “clinical queries” provided. Select the appropriate diagnosis category. The emphasis may be Sensitive (as in most relevant articles but probably some less relevant ones), Specific (as in mostly relevant articles but probably omitting a few), or Optimized (as in the combination of terms that optimizes the trade-off between sensitivity and specificity).

Next, click  “Limit A Set”.

OVID Medline diagnosis research step 3

STEP 4

The new set of citations reflects the limit: clinically sound diagnosis articles and reports to your topic. Next, click on “Display” to view the results

 

OVID Medline diagnosis research step 4