Handbook for DTA Reviews

Part 1: Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Planning and logistics of a Cochrane DTA review

Chapter 3: Guide to the contents of a Cochrane protocol for Diagnostic Test Accuracy (PDF 209 KB)

Part 2: Introducing Diagnostic Test Accuracy

Chapter 4: Overview of tests and diagnostic test evaluation 

Chapter 5: Designs for test accuracy studies

Chapter 6: Measures of test accuracy accuracy

Part 3: Diagnostic Test Accuracy Review Methodology and Presentation

Chapter 7: Defining the review question and developing criteria for including studies (PDF 125 KB)

Chapter 8: Searching for studies (PDF 410 KB)... Also take a look at the tutorial for this in RevMan for DTA reviews.

Chapter 9: Assessing risk of bias and concerns about applicability of included studies (PDF 225 KB)

Chapter 10: Collecting data

Chapter 11: Analysing and presenting results. Version 1.0 uploaded January 2011 (PDF 765 KB)
Chapter 11 supporting files (.zip 7.6 KB)

Chapter 12: Implementation of meta-analysis methods 

Chapter 13: Interpreting results and drawing conclusions (PDF 836 Kb)

Chapter 14: Writing a plain language summary