Accuracy of diagnostic tests read with and without clinical information: a systematic review.

@article{Loy2004AccuracyOD,
  title={Accuracy of diagnostic tests read with and without clinical information: a systematic review.},
  author={Clement T. Loy and Les M. Irwig},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={292 13},
  pages={1602-9}
}
CONTEXT Although it is common practice to read tests with clinical information, whether this improves or decreases the accuracy of test reading is uncertain. OBJECTIVE To determine whether diagnostic tests are more accurate when read with clinical information or without it. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE search (1966-December 2003) extended by search of reference lists and articles citing the articles retrieved (Web of Science, 1985-December 2003). STUDY SELECTION All articles comparing the… CONTINUE READING

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