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    Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy

    A team of authors and editors are working to prepare the Handbook for DTA Reviews. As each chapter is completed it will be uploaded to the Cochrane Screening & Diagnostic Test Methods Group  website. The Handbook is planned to have 11 chapters, out of ...
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    Risk of bias assessments: putting them into practice

    This is a recorded webinar with Sharon Kramer, Training Co-ordinator from Cochrane Australia, on assessing risk of bias in Cochrane Reviews. 'Risk of bias' assessments are the method used in Cochrane reviews to critically appraise the quality of ...
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    Assessment of methodological quality in DTA reviews

    This is a recorded video slidecast presentation by Lotty Hoof, deputy director of Cochrane Netherlands, delivered at a two-day workshop hosted by Cochrane Netherlands. Methodological quality in the context of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) reviews refers ...
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    Diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) reviews: a pathway

    Systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) summarize the evidence about test accuracy. Ideally, they also investigate why the results may vary among studies, compare the performance of alternative tests, and help the reader to put the evidence i ...
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    Common errors and good practice in Cochrane intervention reviews

    Paying attention to advices given in this brief, but valuable document makes the difference between a truly great Cochrane Review and one not so great. Since September 2013, the Cochrane Editorial Unit (CEU) has been responsible for pre-publication screen ...
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    Assessing risk of bias: When the loss to follow up is too high?

    When assessing the risk of bias in studies included in your review, you have to address the issue of incomplete outcome data. Loss to follow up is a key factor that may lead to incomplete outcome data. But how do we know when the loss to follow up is too ...
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    New Risk of bias tools [webinar] (Restricted)

    This methodological update webinar, delivered by Prof Julian Higgins during 2016 Cochrane Trainers’ Week, provides an overview of the new Risk of Bias tools that have been developed for both RCTs and non-RCTs, with a brief discussion about implications fo ...
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    A collection of resources for using Covidence online software for study screening, risk of bias assessment and data collection for systematic reviews. Covidence is one of Cochrane’s recommended tools to support you in some of the most labour-intensive sta ...
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    Cochrane Interactive Learning: course for new and experienced systematic review authors

    Developed by world-leading experts, this course provides over 10 hours of self-directed learning on the complete systematic review process for both new and experienced review authors. Module 1: Introduction to conducting systematic reviews Interactive mod ...
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    Resources to support Cochrane authors to use EPPI-Reviewer software for study screening, data collection and qualitative and quantitative analysis. EPPI-Reviewer, developed by the EPPI-Centre at University College London, is a recommended web-based tool f ...