Risk of bias from inclusion of patients who already have diagnosis of or are undergoing treatment for depression in diagnostic accuracy studies of screening tools for depression: systematic review

@inproceedings{Thombs2011RiskOB,
  title={Risk of bias from inclusion of patients who already have diagnosis of
                    or are undergoing treatment for depression in diagnostic accuracy studies of
                    screening tools for depression: systematic review},
  author={Brett D Thombs and Erin Arthurs and Ghassan El-Baalbaki and Anna Meijer and Roy Charles Ziegelstein and Russell J. Steele},
  booktitle={BMJ},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the proportion of original studies included in systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the diagnostic accuracy of screening tools for depression that appropriately exclude patients who already have a diagnosis of or are receiving treatment for depression and to determine whether these systematic reviews and meta-analyses evaluate possible bias from the inclusion of such patients. DESIGN Systematic review. DATA SOURCES Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, ISI, SCOPUS… CONTINUE READING
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