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

Penny Whiting1*, Anne WS Rutjes2, Johannes B Reitsma2, Patrick MM Bossuyt2 and Jos Kleijnen1

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1 Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, England, UK

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

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BMC Medical Research Methodology 2003, 3:25  doi:10.1186/1471-2288-3-25

Published: 10 November 2003

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Table 1 – Initial list of items together with review evidence. Table 1 contains the list of 28 possible items for inclusion in the quality assessment tool which were rated using the Delphi procedure. It also contains the results of the systematic reviews on sources of bias and variation, and existing quality assessment tools.

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