Quality appraisal of diagnostic accuracy studies in fine-needle aspiration cytology: a survey of ris

@article{Schmidt2013QualityAO,
  title={Quality appraisal of diagnostic accuracy studies in fine-needle aspiration cytology: a survey of ris},
  author={Robert L. Schmidt and Rachel E. Factor and Benjamin L. Witt and Lester J Layfield},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={566-75}
}
CONTEXT The quality of diagnostic accuracy studies is determined by 2 key factors: risk of bias and comparability. Bias can distort accuracy estimates and poor reporting impairs comparability. While diagnostic accuracy studies for fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) are frequently published, the methodologic issues associated with this body of literature have never been reviewed. OBJECTIVE To assess the quality of design and reporting of diagnostic test accuracy studies in FNAC. DATA… CONTINUE READING

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