A methodological review of how heterogeneity has been examined in systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy.

@article{Dinnes2005AMR,
  title={A methodological review of how heterogeneity has been examined in systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy.},
  author={Jacqueline Dinnes and Jj Deeks and Joanna Kirby and Paul Roderick},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 12},
  pages={1-113, iii}
}
OBJECTIVES To review how heterogeneity has been examined in systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies. DATA SOURCES Centre for Reviews and Dissemination's Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE). REVIEW METHODS Systematic reviews that evaluated a diagnostic or screening test by including studies that compared a test with a reference test were identified from DARE. Reviews for which structured abstracts had been written up to December 2002 were screened for inclusion… CONTINUE READING

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