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					          New Pharm-line
              2006
            Finding the Evidence for
            Medicines Management

        Focus on medicines management,
        prescribing and pharmacy practice

Tom Burnham, July 2006
New for 2006…

 Pharm-line: now the best database for UK
  pharmacy and medicines management
 Who should use Pharm-line?
 New focus on key areas
 New publication types
 What do our users say?
  What’s new features
Best for UK hospital
pharmacy…

GHP review on effectiveness of hospital pharmacy (2001)

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    Pharm-line
       Medline
          e-PIC
           HMIC
       BNI Plus
       Embase
          Cinahl


   Source: Child et al., Pharmacy World & Science Feb 2004;26(1):44-51
Best for UK prescribing
developments…
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    Pharm-
     line


   Embase



    Medline




 Papers on “supplementary prescribing” in
 each database
Best for UK pharmacy
practice research…

   Pharm-line



     Embase



     Medline


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  Papers by Prof J Cantrill in each database
Who should use Pharm-line?

    Pharmacy managers
    Pharmacy specialists
    Teachers
    Researchers
    … and of course MI pharmacists

 Pharm-line’s site licence gives unlimited use
  for any number of searchers
 Costs £562 a year (+VAT, except NHS
  England)
New focus on key areas…

 Pharmacy practice
 Prescribing
 Medicines management
Journals covered by
Pharm-line include…
  European Journal of         Pharmacy Education
   Hospital Pharmacy           Pharmacy in Practice
  Hospital Pharmacist         Pharmacy Management
  Paediatric and Perinatal    Pharmacy World and
   Drug Therapy                 Science
  Pharmaceutical Journal      Prescriber
  PharmacoEconomics           Prescribing and
  Pharmacoepidemiology         Medicines Management
   and Drug Safety             Research in Social and
                                Administrative Pharmacy
New publication types…

 Conference papers
       BPC, GHP, ESCP etc.

 Reports
       DoH, NICE, etc.
 “Grey literature is that which is not published in
 peer-reviewed journals… it is therefore seldom
 catalogued in electronic bibliographic
 databases.” (London Health Observatory, 2004)
User comments: When do
they use Pharm-line?
  “Pharmacy practice, pharmacy management,
   medicines management research”
  “As Medline doesn't cover many pharmacy journals
   any enquiry that is pharmacy focused would go first to
   Pharm-line”
  “Pharmacy practice related enquiries”
  “Anything to do with management of drugs and
   pharmacies”
  “Drug reviews or topic reviews”
  “Can drug X be used in the treatment of condition Y -
   for off-licence or off-label uses in conditions which
   wouldn't be well known”
  “Using Pharm-line is much more helpful than searching
   the PJ”
User comments: What do
they like about Pharm-line?
  “Once you know the basics it’s an easier database to
   use compared to Medline, PubMed, Cochrane etc.”
  “The advanced keyword search does the thinking for
   you”
  “It’s a good system for MI techs”
  “Like the links to abstracts or full text if available”
  “I find it very easy to use and feel familiar with the
   keywords because we use them to code our own
   enquiries”
  “Links to articles, clear layout”
  “The content is good and the links to websites very
   useful”
What’s new features…

RSS feed facility
for selected new
records titles to be
downloaded to your
desktop
“What’s New” box
on Pharm-line
home page
What RSS can look like…
28 years of abstracting
progress…
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  Pharm-line now has more than 200,000 records
Pharm-line is also on
Datastar…
 LINE file on Dialog Datastar
 Reloaded in January 2006
 Includes new features
 Updated weekly

				
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