Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies: Utrecht, The Netherlands

This three-day workshop, organised by Cochrane Netherlands, is targeted at people who wish to learn how to summarise evidence of studies about diagnostic tests The workshop is directed to people who need to make decisions about diagnostic tests and forms a coherent basis for systematically reviewing, analysing and interpreting diagnostic evidence.

After successful completion of the workshop, participants will:

1. know the various steps involved in conducting an SRDTA;
2. be able to write a protocol for an SRDTA, including a description of the clinical pathway;
3. be able to frame the study question and define criteria for inclusion and exclusion of studies;
4. understand the principles of conducting sensitive search strategies for DTA studies;
5. be able to assess the methodological quality of DTA studies by the use of QUADAS-2;
6. understand the principles of meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy;
7. be able to perform a diagnostic meta-analysis in R;
8. be able to explore heterogeneity in a diagnostic meta-analysis;
9. be able to interpret and present the results.

Further information on the content of the course

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Cochrane Netherlands
Julius Center,
University Medical Center Utrecht
Huispostnr. Str. 6.131
P.O. Box 85500
The Netherlands

P: +31 (0) 88 75 681 69