NSQHS Standards - Live Literature Searches

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about advance care planning in a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years. 

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More searching options (including reviews and Australian context) are available here.

BLOOD MANAGEMENT

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about blood management in a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years. 

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More searching options (including reviews and Australian context) are available here.

CLINICAL HANDOVER

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about clinical handover in a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years. 

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DELIRIUM

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about delirium health care in a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years. 

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DETERIORATING PATIENT

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about the deteriorating patient in a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years. 

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FALLS PREVENTION

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about falls prevention in a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years. 

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INFECTION PREVENTION

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about infection prevention in a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years. 

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MEDICATION SAFETY

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about medication safety in a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years.

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PARTNERING WITH CONSUMERS

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about partnering with consumers, relevant to a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years. 

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More searching options (including reviews and Australian context) are available here.

PRESSURE INJURIES

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about pressure injuries in a hospital setting, in English, for the last years. (References about wound management more generally can be found here). 

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WOUND MANAGEMENT

PubMed Base Search

This is a targeted search for references about wound management, in a hospital setting, in English, for the last 5 years. (References specifically about management of pressure wounds and injuries can be found here.)

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More searching options (including reviews and Australian context) are available here.

 

Browser Problems?

These searches work best in the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Some users experience problems with Internet Explorer (for example: a message that says Internet Explorer has modified this page to help prevent cross scripting and then the page does not display at all).

We are looking into a technical solution for this issue. Meanwhile, if you get this message and the search does not run, you can try the following:

Disable the XSS Filter - click here for instructions on how to do this.

If this does not work, or if you do not wish to do this, please go to this page for details of all the problematic search strings which you can paste into the PubMed search box.

 

ABOUT THE SEARCHES

These PubMed live searches provide updated results for 11 topics aligned to the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. They have been developed, tested and endorsed as part of the HeLiNS (Health Libraries for the National Standards) Research Project, a joint initiative of HLA and HLI (Health Libraries Inc).

The searches have been created by a librarian with expertise in searching for evidence on health. They have undergone extensive internal testing, but have not been developed as objectively derived and validated search filters. Each search (and subset search string) has undergone consultation and review by a panel of health librarians with searching expertise and knowledge of the needs and interests of the targeted audience.

Audiences for the searches:

  • Primarily aimed at clinicians working in Australian hospitals who wish to find evidence to support best practice in line with Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards;
  • Researchers, safety and quality staff, health service managers, policymakers, and consumers;
  • Health librarians are encouraged to use the searches and to make them available to their clients through promotion and linking from websites, resources and user guides.

The searches target information on the 11 topics,  of relevance to best practice in Australian hospital settings. They have been designed for this purpose and are NOT intended to be comprehensive. They aim to provide high specificity (relevance) so that results returned will be of immediate use. The base search for each topic focuses on a hospital setting and is limited to the last 5 years. Subsets are provided for each topic, including:

  • Australian only
  • Last 12 months only
  • Reviews
  • Guidelines
  • Quality improvement

Search strategies for these subsets have either been created internally, or used an existing published search (PubMed Systematic Reviews Subset Search Strategy[1] for reviews, CADTH search filter for Guidelines[2]). For each topic a broader (more sensitive search) is also provided, not limited by hospital setting or date. This search is also not validated and cannot be claimed to be comprehensive, but will be useful as a starting point (and source of search terms) for searching for research purposes.

The searches are provided in PubMed, as a platform that is freely available and a source of high quality health evidence. We encourage users to send any comments or suggestions on improving the searches, and to build on them where necessary, using their own terms. For example, the large topic of Partnering with Consumers can be narrowed to focus on a topic of particular interest, e.g. Palliative care. Run, for example, the search for Partnering with Consumers (Quality Improvement) and then using the AND operator, combine it with your search on your topic of palliative care. You will retrieve a smaller number of results, about quality improvement in partnering with consumers, in your area of interest.

 

One page guide to the National Health Standards Live PubMed Searches

 

FUTURE TOPICS

Would you like to see these topics expanded? If so please email suggestions of topics for inclusion to Sarah Hayman.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The text of these searches are provided under Creative Commons licence CC-BY-NC-SA 2.5 AU

 

CONTACT US

We welcome feedback and suggestions about the searches. Please send comments to Sarah Hayman.

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[1]National Library of Medicine. Search strategy used to create the systematic reviews subset on PubMed. [Web document]. Bethesda, MD: The Library. [Last reviewed March 2017; cited 10 Feb 2018]. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/pubmed_subsets/sysreviews_strategy.html>.

[2] Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Strings Attached: CADTH's Database Search Filters. [Web document]. Ottawa, ON: CADTH. [April 1, 2016; cited 10 Feb 2018]. https://www.cadth.ca/resources/finding-evidence/strings-attached-cadths-...