Use of methodological search filters to identify diagnostic accuracy studies can lead to the omission of relevant studies.

@article{Leeflang2006UseOM,
  title={Use of methodological search filters to identify diagnostic accuracy studies can lead to the omission of relevant studies.},
  author={Mariska M. G. Leeflang and Rob J. P. M. Scholten and Anne Ws Rutjes and Johannes B. Reitsma and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={234-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the usefulness of methodological filters in search strategies for diagnostic studies in systematic reviews. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We made an inventory of existing methodological search filters for diagnostic accuracy studies and applied them in PubMed to a reference set derived from 27 published systematic reviews in a broad… CONTINUE READING