Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo
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SANZ-VALERO, Javier et al. Los filtros metodológicos: aplicación a la búsqueda bibliográfica en la medicina del trabajo española. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2008, vol.54, n.211, pp.75-83. ISSN 0465-546X.
Fundaments: To know the Spanish scientific production on Labour Medicine by means of the use of a methodologic filter search (searching equation). Methodology: A searching methodologic filter made up by the boolean union of a thematic filter was proposed. Labour Medicine descriptors used as Major Topic and a geographic filter previously checked in other studies (thematic filter AND geographic filter). Bibliometric variables were studied to know the suitability of the recovered works. Results: A filter that allows observation of the aptitude in relation to the matter of study was constructed. Using Labour Medicine, 90.87% pertinent works were found. In respect to the institutional filiations, Spanish precedence was found in 96.58% of the recovered references. Conclusion: The purpose is to use an effective filter for the MEDLINE search of studies that focus in Labour Medicine produced by Spanish institutions, being able to use them in a systematic way and even use them with other equations and focus the search in more concrete themes. The bibliometric results obtained are similar to other studies in the area of health sciences.
Palabras clave : Occupational Medicine; Information Storage and Retrieval; Medical Subject Headings; Bibliometrics.