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Diagnostic Meta-Analysis

A Useful Tool for Clinical Decision-Making

Editors: Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe (Ed.)

  • First-ever comprehensive book devoted to this topic
  • Hands-on approach and essential guidance on how to interpret and independently conduct a meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies
  • Multinational contributor team, presenting a multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach to umbrella reviews
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About this book

This book is the first exclusively devoted to the systematic synthesis of diagnostic test accuracy studies. It builds upon the major recent developments in reporting standards, search methods, and, in particular, statistical tools specifically devoted to diagnostic studies. In addition, it borrows extensively from the latest advances in systematic reviews and meta-analyses of intervention studies. After a section dedicated to methods for designing reviews, synthesizing evidence and appraising inconsistency in research, the application of these approaches is demonstrated in the context of case studies from various clinical disciplines.

Diagnosis is central in medical decision-making, and in many other fields of human endeavor, such as education and psychology. The plurality of sources of evidence on diagnostic test accuracy poses a huge challenge for practitioners and researchers, as do the multiple dimensions of evidence validity, which include sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, and likelihood ratios.

This book offers an invaluable resource for anyone aiming to improve decision-making processes in diagnosis, classification or risk prognostication, from epidemiologists to biostatisticians, radiologists, laboratory physicians and graduate students, as any physician interested in refining his methodological skills in clinical diagnosis.

About the authors

Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai is Associate Professor in Cardiology in the Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies of Sapienza University of Rome. He has got an established expertise in evidence-based cardiovascular medicine and is the founder of the Meta-analysis and Evidence-based medicine Training in Cardiology (METCARDIO) Collaboration. He has published more than 600 articles indexed in MEDLINE, including more than 200 systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or umbrella reviews, and he is the editor of the first books devoted to network meta-analyses and umbrella reviews. 

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction to Clinical Diagnosis

    Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • The Evidence Hierarchy

    Paul, Mical

    Pages 11-17

  • Peculiarities of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies

    Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 19-30

  • Meta-Analyses of Clinical Trials Versus Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies

    Tsagris, Michail (et al.)

    Pages 31-40

  • Designing the Review

    Madi, José Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 43-58

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78966-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78965-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diagnostic Meta-Analysis
Book Subtitle
A Useful Tool for Clinical Decision-Making
Editors
  • Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78966-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78966-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78965-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 319
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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