An effortless and comprehensive approach to burden of illness reviews
Heoro.com™ is a database of pre-screened studies relevant to the humanistic and economic burden of disease, indexed using our customised semantic ontologies for disease, interventions, patient-reported outcome tools, economic burden and model types and geographical settings. We’ve taken the time to check and index the studies by topic so you can save time and money in finding the data you need to develop your model, patient reported outcome (PRO) instrument or dossier.
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1. Go to www.heoro.com and either sign in or register for a 1-month free trial
2. Navigating the home page
Use the Contact us button to send us comments, questions or feedback about the site.
Click on About Us for details of the search strategy and to read about how we developed the site.
Once logged in, click on your organisation name to access the dashboard.
3. Access the Dashboard to start your search
4. Search by disease
Our disease ontology has more than 4,700 entries plus synonyms to make it easier to find the condition you need to research.
Based on the MeSH series of hierarchical classifications, we have added terms for additional types of study population:
Use the Subpopulation filter to find studies relevant to:
Indexing is based only on information in the study title, abstract and MeSH terms.
Our ontology indexing keeps your search specific
All studies are indexed by medically-qualified staff according to the conditions and comorbidities that were inclusion criteria for the study population. Abstracts are indexed against our semantic ontology to match the conditions and comorbidities that were inclusion criteria for the study population.
Complications of the main diseases or adverse events associated with treatments have not been used as indexing terms.
Your search is therefore specific to the disease or problem of interest. You won’t have to wade through multiple irrelevant abstracts to find what you’re looking for.
Find studies that did not include a specific patient population
Disease areas included in heoro.com include medical, surgical, psychiatric and dental conditions. However, we have also categorised studies that are not specific to a disease or population. You can find these studies by searching for “Any disease” from the disease menu. These include:
Want to remove a search term? Just click on the X beside it.
Make your searches specific
Use the Boolean And/Or/Not options to find or exclude comorbidities.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Try the Free text search.
5. Filter by study type
The Study Type menu panel appears when you select a disease. Search for “Any disease” to use this panel where no specific disease applies.
Heoro.com includes the following types of study:
PRO studies, studies validating PRO instruments, and studies reporting utility values
Studies reporting costs and resource use
Economic analyses and modelling, including cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and cost-benefit studies.
Studies reporting on mortality trends for a disease or researching the impact of treatments on mortality.
Comprehensive searches: Heoro.com searches for all selected study types using a Boolean “or” approach.
6. Filter by type of model or PRO instrument
Heoro.com allows you to search for studies using a specific PRO instrument or a particular type of economic evaluation.
7. Filter by intervention
The heoro.com intervention semantic ontology contains more than 8,400 entries. These include:
8. Filter by geographical location of the studies
Heoro.com indexes studies according to the geographical setting or jurisdiction in which the study occurred, at a national or international level.
Specific searches: please note, if no location is specified in the title or abstract, the study is indexed to the authors’ location. This may differ from the actual setting, but will help you focus on studies that are most likely to include participants from the country of interest. Systematic reviews are indexed as having an “International” base.
9. Select the publication date of the studies
Select the study publication date of interest.
Heoro.com contains over 100,000 relevant abstracts published since 2005, of which more than 13,000 have currently been checked by human experts.
10. Filter by study methodology
Specific searching:Heoro.com indexes all studies that are Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) or systematic reviews, so you can select just that type of study.
Abstracts reporting protocols of studies are also included in the database, so users can see the methodological approaches being used across the market and identify studies with as yet unpublished results.
11. Retrieve the most useful studies from the search results
Studies identified by the search are presented in reverse date order, with human moderated studies at the top of the list, followed by studies likely to meet your criteria based on our software classifier indexing.
Comprehensive and specific: Our automated indexing uses trained classifiers and text analysis tools, and has more than 95% accuracy for indexing humanistic and economic burden study types.
When you click the Search button, heoro.com will display the studies that meet your search criteria. You can refine your search if there are too many or too few relevant studies. You can also select the studies that are most relevant and useful for your research by clicking on the box at the top left of each relevant citation.
The icons at the right of the citation title allow you to email the selection to yourself, to print the results, or to save the results as a PDF file
You can also click through to see the citation on the PubMed NCBI site, to discover whether you can download the PDF of the full text paper via the publisher’s site.
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The original document is available at https://www.crystallise.com/home/Heoro_User_Guide