Overinterpretation and misreporting of diagnostic accuracy studies: evidence of "spin".

@article{Ochodo2013OverinterpretationAM,
  title={Overinterpretation and misreporting of diagnostic accuracy studies: evidence of "spin".},
  author={Eleanor Ochodo and Margriet C. de Haan and J. Reitsma and Lotty Hooft and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt and Mariska M. G. Leeflang},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={267 2},
  pages={581-8}
}
PURPOSE To estimate the frequency of distorted presentation and overinterpretation of results in diagnostic accuracy studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS MEDLINE was searched for diagnostic accuracy studies published between January and June 2010 in journals with an impact factor of 4 or higher. Articles included were primary studies of the accuracy of one or more tests in which the results were compared with a clinical reference standard. Two authors scored each article independently by using a… CONTINUE READING
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