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Search Filters for Prehospital Care, Paramedicine and Emergency Medical Dispatch

Search filters are pre-prepared searches on commonly used topics than enable effective and efficient searching by choosing the best keywords and thesaural terms for you.


The prehospital and paramedicine filters are based on two published studies.  Both studies are available as Open Access.  Click the links to see the full text. 

  1. Burgess, S., Smith, E., Piper, S. & Archer F., 2010. The development of an updated prehospital search filter for the Cochrane Library: Prehospital Search Filter Version 2.0. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 8(4). Available from: [Accessed 21 October 2017].
  2. Olaussen, A., Semple, W.,  Oteir, A., Todd, P. & and Williams, B., 2017. Paramedic literature search filters: optimised for clinicians and academics. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(146). Available from: [Accessed 21 October 2017]. 

The Emergency Medical Dispatch filter has been developed by LKS ASE.