Publisher description for The evidence base of clinical diagnosis : theory and methods of diagnostic research / edited by J. Andre Knottnerus, Frank Buntinx.


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This unique book presents a framework for the strategy and methodology of diagnostic research, in relation to its relevance for practice. Now in its second edition The Evidence Base of Clinical Diagnosis has been fully revised and extended with new chapters covering the STARD guidelines (STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies) and the multivariable analysis of diagnostic data.



With contributions from leading international experts in evidence-based medicine, this book is an indispensable guide on how to conduct and interpret studies in clinical diagnosis. It will serve as a valuable resource for all investigators who want to embark on diagnostic research and for clinicians, practitioners and students who want to learn more about its principles and the relevant methodological options available.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Diagnosis -- Research -- Methodology.
Evidence-based medicine.
Biomedical Research -- methods.
Biomedical Research -- standards.
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures -- standards.
Evidence-Based Medicine.