Diagnostic Tests Toolkit

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 7, 2011 - Medical - 100 pages
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This new volume in the Toolkit series is designed for clinicians and junior researchers who need to interpret the evidence for the effectiveness of the many diagnostic tests now available. Exceptionally user-friendly, this pocket-sized textbook realizes readers are not experts in diagnostic test interpretation. The authors cover a variety of issues, from how to design diagnostic test studies to understanding the results of diagnostic tests and interpreting the findings for clinical practice and health care policy.
  

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Contents

Evaluating new diagnostic tests
6
Asking an answerable clinical question
16
Selecting relevant studies
22
Sources of bias in diagnostic studies
26
Measures of discrimination of diagnostic
34
Using diagnostic information in clinical
53
Screening tests
66
Systematic reviews of diagnostic test
75
Evidencebased medicine a glossary
90
Further reading
96
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About the author (2011)

Matthew Thompson, Oxford Centre for Monitoring and Diagnosis, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK & Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA

Ann Van den Bruel, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, UK

Series Editors:
Carl Heneghan, Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford, UK

Rafael Perera, Department of Primary Care, University of Oxford, UK

Douglas Badenoch, Minervation Ltd, Edinburgh, UK

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