Go to PubMed > Use the pulldown menu to select NLM Catalog instead of PubMed > Search Internal Medicine > Under Journal Subset (left sidebar) Select Filter for Current Medline Index (look for the blue checkmark) > Select Customize and when the menu appears, select Core Clinical Journals and select it when it appears as an option on the filter bar > Select JAMA and BMJ Clinical Evidence > Add to the Search Builder and press Search PubMed.
Go to MeSH using the database pulldown menu > Enter Patient Readmission > select the MeSH term and Add to the Search Builder and Search PubMed > Go to the Advanced Page > Enter additional keywords for the readmissions concept (e.g., re-admi* OR readmi* OR rehospi* OR re-hospi*) - join them with OR to the MeSH term for Patient Readmission > On the Advanced Search page, join the journal search with AND to the concept search for readmission > Save the Search using "Create Alert" (just below the search box)
Important! Try this out at least onece! This is the go-to resource after you can't find the evidence in UptoDate, Dynamed, ACP Smart Medicine, the guidelines. Check this source for the latest high-quality research that has not been integrated into the point-of-care tools.
Clinical Queries - CQ is a valuable PubMed search interface that brings specialized filters to aid you in getting the highest levels of evidence for your patient oriented questions. An efficient way to search for answers to clinical questions is to identify when a key point of care resource such as DynaMed or UpToDate last reviewed a topic (and the age of the most central studies on which recommendations are based) and then customize your Clinical Queries search in relationship to that timeframe.
You can reach Clinical Queries from the PubMed entry page menu. You can simply enter a search string in natural language if you know that your terms will map to MeSH headings as well as keyword terms. If you are in the area of an evolving topic that has not been established in the MeSH vocabulary for a significant period of time, then you may want to make your search string more comprehensive. Once the search results are back, select the type of question (e.g., therapy, diagnosis, etiology, prognosis, clinical prediction guidelines), and whether you want a broad or narrow filter. Note the link to the Haynes search filters at the bottom of the first column results to understand the sensitivity and specificity associated with each of the search filters broad/narrow dimensions. Select the link to the search results at the bottom of the first column to have your search registered in the MYNCBI home recent searches table.
Important! This page might help you with a Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, or other special topic search.
PubMed has developed topic and subject filters that can enable robust searches in specific topics. These filters are helpful because it is difficult to identify all of the relevant terminology for a search each and every time. Although these filters are a great starting point, please don't assume that you cannot improve them. You can! You can also edit and customize them - adding and subtracting terms strategically for your particular search.
If you run the search using the subset field tag (e.g., survivors AND cancer[sb]), you will not see real underlying search string. To see the pre-fabricated search, select the link for the topic and drill down. The cancer search sting is several pages long!
On the PubMed Special Queries page, take a look at the Healthy People 2020 link. On the Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries page, select the link for Maternal, Infant, and Child Health. There are 33 searches on a variety of topics of interest to Pediatricians and Neonatalists.
Important for the practice homework.
PUBMED (via the UIC LHS Chicago Gateway so that you are connected to all the proxy server identifications needed to access full text)