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Identifying studies for systematic reviews of diagnostic tests was difficult due to the poor sensitivity and precision of methodologic filters and the lack of information in the abstract.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Methods to identify studies for systematic reviews of diagnostic accuracy are less well developed than for reviews of intervention studies. This study assessed (1) the sensitivity and precision of five published search strategies and (2) the reliability and accuracy of reviewers screening the results of the search strategy. METHODS: We compared the results of the search filters with the studies included in two systematic reviews, and assessed the interobserver relia...

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Pietrzak, E More by this author
Sanders, S More by this author
Glasziou, PP More by this author
Journal:
Journal of clinical epidemiology
Volume:
58
Issue:
5
Pages:
444-449
Publication date:
2005-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1878-5921
ISSN:
0895-4356
URN:
uuid:291a3883-2bcc-4dad-bb1d-7a55fdc0af8a
Source identifiers:
215725
Local pid:
pubs:215725

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