A diagnostic test accuracy review is a specific type of systematic review focusing on finding, summarizing and synthesizing the results of studies providing evidence on the performance (“accuracy”) of a particular diagnostic test: the test’s ability to identify correctly those with the target condition (sensitivity), and those without the condition (specificity). This type of systematic review may be used to draw up a ROC curve (sensitivity vs specificity) for the test, and also to assess why different studies report different levels of accuracy for the same diagnostic test. It may also compare reported accuracy with that for other diagnostic tests designed to find the same condition.

How to cite: Diagnostic Test Accuracy Review [online]. (2016). York; York Health Economics Consortium; 2016. https://www.yhec.co.uk/glossary/diagnostic-test-accuracy-review/

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