QUADAS and STARD: evaluating the quality of diagnostic accuracy studies.

  title={QUADAS and STARD: evaluating the quality of diagnostic accuracy studies.},
  author={Maria Regina Fernandes de Oliveira and Alm{\'e}rio de Castro Gomes and Cristiana M Toscano},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  volume={45 2},
OBJECTIVE To compare the performance of two approaches, one based on the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (QUADAS) and another on the Standards for Reporting Studies of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD), in evaluating the quality of studies validating the OptiMal® rapid malaria diagnostic test. METHODS Articles validating the rapid test published until 2007 were searched in the Medline/PubMed database. This search retrieved 13 articles. A combination of 12 QUADAS criteria and three… CONTINUE READING

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