R. BRIAN HAYNES, MD., Ph.D.
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To the editor: In a recent letter (1) that concerned our comparison of access routes to the MEDLINE literature database (2), Dr. Leininger states that "with a little planning and use of strategy to minimize online time, searches can be done at a fraction of this cost" (that is, the cost we reported of over $10 per search for six standardized searches executed on PaperChase). The author cites as an example a search on the terms timolol, myocardial infarction, and random allocation, which he executed on PaperChase with an online time of 2.7 minutes and a cost of $1.94 that
HAYNES RB. Searching the Medical Literature. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:472. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-472_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):472.
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