JA2-WP7 EUnetHTA Joint Action 2 (2012-15)
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EUnetHTA methodological guideline
Version 1 (Jul 2015) - This version has been updated (Link)

Work package 7 selected the topic of information retrieval for a guideline development in order to recommend a common internal standard for this highly relevant process step in any HTA production.

The guidance document reflects the current international status of information retrieval science.

Although focused on information retrieval in regard to the effectiveness of a health technology, a majority of recommended procedures and methods are generally applicable to the information retrieval and literature searching in HTA.

To be helpful for practical work, all recommended practices are illustrated by detailed examples.