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


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Preface.
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1. General introduction: evaluation of diagnostic procedures: J Andre; Knottnerus, Frank Buntinx and Chris van Weel.
2. The architecture of diagnostic research: R. Brian Haynes and John You.
3. Assessment of the accuracy of diagnostic tests: the cross-sectional study: J Andre; Knottnerus and Jean W Muris.
4. Diagnostic Testing and Prognosis: The randomised controlled trial in test evaluation research: Jeroen G. Lijmer and Patrick M.M. Bossuyt.
5. The diagnostic before–after study to assess clinical impact: J Andre; Knottnerus, Geert-Jan Dinant and Onno P van Schayck.
6. Designing studies to ensure that estimates of test accuracy will travel: Les M Irwig, Patrick M Bossuyt, Paul P Glasziou, Constantine Gatsonis and Jeroen G Lijmer.
7. Analysis of data on the accuracy of diagnostic tests: J Dik F Habbema, Rene; Eijkemans, Pieta Krijnen and J Andre; Knottnerus.
8. Multivariable analysis in diagnostic accuracy studies. What are the possibilities? F. Buntinx, B. Aertgeerts, M. Aerts, R. Bruyninckx, J.A. Knottnerus, A. Van den Bruel and J. Van den Ende.
9. Standards of reporting on diagnostic accuracy studies: P. Bossuyt and Nynke Smidt.
10. Guidelines for conducting systematic reviews of studies evaluating the accuracy of diagnostic tests: Frank Buntinx, Bert Aertgeerts and Petra Macaskill.
11. Producing and using clinical prediction rules: Tom Fahey and Johan Van der Lei.
12. Clinical problem solving and diagnostic decision making: a selective review of the cognitive research literature:.
Alan Schwartz and Arthur S Elstein.
13. Improving test ordering and its diagnostic cost effectiveness in clinical practice – bridging the gap between clinical research and routine health care: Ron A.G. Winkens, Trudy van der Weijden, Hans Severens, Geert-Jan Dinant.
14. Epilogue: overview of evaluation strategy and challenges: J Andre; Knottnerus, Ann van den Bruel and Frank Buntinx


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.