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Searching practices and inclusion of unpublished studies in systematic reviews of diagnostic accuracy

Published on Feb 5, 2020in Research Synthesis Methods5.043
· DOI :10.1002/jrsm.1389
Daniël A. Korevaar20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UvA: University of Amsterdam),
Jean-Paul Salameh3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
+ 4 AuthorsP. M. M. Bossuyt110
Estimated H-index: 110
(UvA: University of Amsterdam)
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Although the introduction of prospective trial registration policies has been successful in reducing waste in research, diagnostic accuracy studies are rarely registered. We describe why diagnostic accuracy studies should be registered, and where and how this can be done. Advantages of registration include the identification of unpublished studies, prevention of selective outcome reporting, prevention of unnecessary duplication of research, collaboration between researchers, and linkage of study...
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