Sources of bias in diagnostic accuracy studies and the diagnostic process

Furukawa, Toshi A.; Guyatt, Gordon H.
February 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/14/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 4, p481
Academic Journal
The section comments on the article "Evidence of Bias and Variation in Diagnostic Accuracy Studies," by A. W. Rutjes, et al, which appeared in the 2006 issue of the "Canadian Medical Association Journal." The limitations and strong points of the article are discussed. It emphasizes the significance of the sequential application of each diagnostic test.


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