Chapter 1: Introduction to the Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews

@inproceedings{Matchar2011Chapter1I,
  title={Chapter 1: Introduction to the Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews},
  author={David Bruce Matchar},
  booktitle={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2011}
}
Evaluation of medical tests presents challenges distinct from those involved in the evaluation of therapies; in particular, the very great importance of context and the dearth of comprehensive RCTs aimed at comparing the clinical outcomes of different tests and test strategies. Available guidance provides some suggestions: 1) Use of the PICOTS typology for… CONTINUE READING