A search filter provides quick and easy access to the research evidence base. A range of subjects of national interest and international significance have been completed or are in progress. The search filter is an objectively derived search strategy embedded in a hyperlink to a bibliographic database such as PubMed. The development of the search filters below have been undertaken by Flinders Filters and CareSearch staff.

Subject search filters

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Search Filter LIt.search is available on the Lowitja Institute website. Topic searches on related policy, care and population issues are also available.

Bereavement

The Bereavement Search Filter is available in the Clinical Evidence section of the CareSearch website. Associated topic searches on service, delivery, specific groups and therapies are also available.

Contraception, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception, Emergency Contraception

The Contraception, Long-Acting Reversible Contraception and Emergency Contraception Search Filters are held on the Flinders Filters site.

Dementia

The Dementia Search Filter for the palliative care context is available on the CareSearch website. Topic searches are available for palliative care and dementia, as well as, dementia in residential aged care.

A broad Dementia Search Filter is also available on the Flinders Filters website. A set of topic searches relating to general issues, specific populations and types of dementia using the search filter is provided.

Glaucoma

The Glaucoma Search Filter is available on the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research website with associated topic searches.

Heart Failure

The Heart Failure Search Filter is available on the CareSearch website. Topic searches on palliative care issues for heart failure are also available.

Lung Cancer, Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

The three search filters are held on the CareSearch website. Related treatment option searches for operable and inoperable NSCLC and topic searches on lung cancer and palliative care are also available.

Palliative Care

The Palliative Care Search Filter is available on the CareSearch website. Associated topic searches on care and population issues are also available.

Primary Health care

The Primary Health Care Search Filter and associated topic searches are available on the PHCRIS website. 

Residential Aged Care

Palliative care related topic searches using the Residential Aged Care Search Filter are available on the CareSearch website.
The Residential Aged Care Search Filter and general aged care issues will be housed on Flinders Filters pages in the coming months.