Chapter 4. Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Research

  1. Livia Candelise1,
  2. Richard Hughes2,
  3. Alessandro Liberati3,
  4. Bernard M.J. Uitdehaag4 and
  5. Charles Warlow5
  1. Bernard M.J. Uitdehaag and
  2. Peter M. Rothwell

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988350.ch4

Evidence-based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders

Evidence-based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders

How to Cite

Uitdehaag, B. M.J. and Rothwell, P. M. (2007) Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Research, in Evidence-based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders (eds L. Candelise, R. Hughes, A. Liberati, B. M.J. Uitdehaag and C. Warlow), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988350.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Cochrane Neurological Network, Ospedale Magglore Policlinico, University of Milan, Italy

  2. 2

    King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK

  3. 3

    Università di Modena e Reggio Emillia, Modena, Italy

  4. 4

    VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  5. 5

    University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727918116

Online ISBN: 9780470988350

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Keywords:

  • diagnostic research;
  • construction of diagnostic reviews;
  • consort statement;
  • formulation of a review question;
  • interpretation of the results

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Importance of diagnostic research

  • Importance of systematic reviews of diagnostic research

  • Construction of diagnostic reviews

  • Critical issues in diagnostic reviews

  • Conclusion