The development of QUADAS: a tool for the quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy included in systematic reviews.

TitleThe development of QUADAS: a tool for the quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy included in systematic reviews.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsWhiting P, Rutjes AWS, Reitsma JB, Bossuyt PMM, Kleijnen J
JournalBMC medical research methodology
Volume3
Pagination25
Date Published2003 Nov 10
ISSN1471-2288
KeywordsBias (Epidemiology); Diagnosis; Evidence-Based Medicine; Humans; Quality Control; Questionnaires; Reference Standards; Reproducibility of Results; Review Literature as Topic
Abstract

In the era of evidence based medicine, with systematic reviews as its cornerstone, adequate quality assessment tools should be available. There is currently a lack of a systematically developed and evaluated tool for the assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies. The aim of this project was to combine empirical evidence and expert opinion in a formal consensus method to develop a tool to be used in systematic reviews to assess the quality of primary studies of diagnostic accuracy.

URLhttp://www.biomedcentral.com.vdicp.health.fgov.be:8080/1471-2288/3/25
Alternate JournalBMC Med Res Methodol