Table 2

Direct Subgroup Analyses

Study

Recall (95% CI)

Precision (95% CI)


Simple versus Complex


Simple

Complex

Simple

Complex


Adams[26] 1994

18 (15,21)

52 (48,56)

40 (35,46)

59 (55,63)

Bender[27] 1997

53 (47,58)

65 (59,70)

--

78 (73,83)

Dickerson[28] 1985a

18 (10,26)

29 (20,39)

65 (45,86)

72 (56,87)

Dickerson[28] 1985b

32 (15,50)

56 (38,74)

38 (19,57)

53 (35,70)

Fergusson[20] 2000

89 (81,97)

88 (80,96)

1 (1,1)

3 (2,4)

Marson[29] 1996

64 (55,73)

86 (80,93)

72 (63,81)

35 (29,40)


Simple versus Cochrane


Simple

Cochrane

Simple

Cochrane


Brand[30] 1998a

59

93

--

--

Brand[30] 1998b

88

97

--

--

Fergusson[20] 2000

89 (81,97)

89 (81,97)

1 (1,1)

7 (6,9)

McDonald[31] unpub a

62 (55,68)

76 (70,82)

--

--

McDonald[31] unpub b

52 (43,61)

91 (86,96)

--

--


Complex versus Cochrane


Complex

Cochrane

Complex

Cochrane


Fergusson[20] 2000

88 (80,96)

89 (81,97)

3 (2,4)

7 (6,9)


Author versus Librarian


Author

Librarian

Author

Librarian


Kirpalani[21] 1989

34 (20,48)

53 (38,67)

--

--


Crumley et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2005 5:24   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-5-24

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