|Meta-Analysis Methods of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies.|
Dimou N, Bagos P.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2022; 2345(): 173-185
Meta-analytic techniques are used to combine the results of different studies that have evaluated the accuracy of diagnostic tests. In this article, we present univariate and multivariate meta-analysis methods for a single test and we provide an extensive description of methods for meta-analysis and comparison of multiple diagnostic tests. We close with a practical example of a meta-analysis that aimed to determine whether Rheumatoid Factor identifies patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. CI - (c) 2022. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.