LMIC Filters

Filters for PubMed (NLM), MEDLINE (Ovid), Embase (Ovid), and CENTRAL (Cochrane Library) to help identify studies relevant to LMIC.

Filters are based on the World Bank list of countries (2019), classified as low-income, lower-middle-income or upper-middle-income economies:
https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups

As yet, none of the filters have been tested for sensitivity and precision.

If you would like to help improve these filters, please send an e-mail to marit.johansen@fhi.no. Any comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

View LMIC Filters 2020
View an evaluation of the LMIC Filters 2020 in the Cochrane Information Specialist (CIS) Support Digest, Issue 61, June 2020

These filters were developed in collaboration with colleagues at the WHO Library and the Campbell Collaboration.

8 July 2020