- Spectrum bias--why clinicians need to be cautious when applying diagnostic test studiesBrian H Willis
Health Methodology Group, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Fam Pract 25:390-6. 2008..Furthermore, GPs should endeavour to know both individual patients and practice populations as a whole in terms of demographics and co-morbidities before applying study results to their patients...
- Uptake of newer methodological developments and the deployment of meta-analysis in diagnostic test research: a systematic reviewBrian H Willis
Biostatistics, University of Manchester, Jean McFarlane Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
BMC Med Res Methodol 11:27. 2011..The objective was to assess the uptake and deployment of the main methodological developments in the meta-analysis of diagnostic tests, and identify the tests and target disorders most commonly evaluated by meta-analysis...
- The assessment of the quality of reporting of meta-analyses in diagnostic research: a systematic reviewBrian H Willis
Biostatistics, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
BMC Med Res Methodol 11:163. 2011..This review aims to evaluate the quality of reporting in published meta-analyses of diagnostic tests, using the PRISMA statement and establish whether there has been a measurable improvement over time...