Chapter 9. Standards for Reporting on Diagnostic Accuracy Studies

  1. J. André Knottnerus MD, PhD Professor of General Practice President2,3 and
  2. Frank Buntinx MD, PhD Professor4,5,6
  1. Patrick M. M. Bossuyt Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and
  2. Nynke Smidt PhD

Published Online: 2 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300574.ch9

The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis: Theory and methods of diagnostic research, Second Edition

The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis: Theory and methods of diagnostic research, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bossuyt, P. M. M. and Smidt, N. (2008) Standards for Reporting on Diagnostic Accuracy Studies, in The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis: Theory and methods of diagnostic research, Second Edition (eds J. A. Knottnerus and F. Buntinx), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300574.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Netherlands School of Primary Care Research, Maastricht University, The Hague, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    The Health Council of The Netherlands, The Hague, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of General Practice, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium

  4. 5

    Netherlands School of Primary Care Research, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

  5. 6

    Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157872

Online ISBN: 9781444300574

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Keywords:

  • reporting on diagnostic accuracy studies;
  • receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve;
  • STARD statement development;
  • Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy (STARD);
  • prototypical flow diagram of diagnostic accuracy study;
  • websites - Clinical Chemistry, CONSORT, and STARD;
  • NCI-EORTC First International Meeting on Cancer Diagnostics;
  • STARD, REMARK, and QUADAS

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sources of bias and variability in diagnostic accuracy studies

  • Developing the STARD statement

  • Uptake of STARD

  • Other Initiatives

  • Acknowledgments

  • References