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Verification bias

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This article is part of the Catalogue of Bias series. We present a description of verification bias, and outline its potential impact on research studies and the preventive steps to minimise its risk. We also present teaching slides in the online supplementary file. Verification bias (sometimes referred to as 'work-up bias') concerns the test(s) used to confirm a diagnosis within a diagnostic accuracy study. Verification bias occurs when only a proportion of the study participants receive con...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1136/bmjebm-2018-110919

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0003-3629-2546
Banerjee, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
ORCID:
0000-0002-1009-1992
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
54-55
Publication date:
2018-02-27
Acceptance date:
2018-02-09
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ISSN:
2515-4478
Pubs id:
pubs:834144
URN:
uri:abc5a889-ec24-4228-ad52-dc494b19a8b9
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uuid:abc5a889-ec24-4228-ad52-dc494b19a8b9
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