The methodological guideline on “Meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies” has been finalised after its public consultation phase and is now available. It was developed by WP7, Subgroup 3.

The methodological guideline on “Meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies” reviews available methods for the meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies that report a dichotomous outcome, and discusses types of bias that are encountered in such meta-analyses.

“Do´ers” and “Readers” of meta-analyses in the field of diagnostics´ assessments will find useful recommendations in this guideline. Evaluating diagnostic accuracy is a crucial interim step in the process of the general assessment of clinical utility of diagnostic tests.

Find the guideline here