CEBM: What if the sensitivity or specificity is also not reported in for data extraction in meta-analysis

By ASN Staff

An article from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) was recently published entitled: “Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis – What if the sensitivity or specificity is also not reported”.

Author Kathy Taylor explains “how to deal with the less common case when a sensitivity or specificity is not reported” during data extraction for diagnostic accuracy studies.

Please see the full article for the mathematical explanations and step-by-step instructions. See also the first two articles in the “Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis” series.


The CEBM is part of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, and is led by Professor Carl Heneghan.

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An article from the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM) was recently published entitled: “Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis – What if the sensitivity or specificity is also not reported”.

Author Kathy Taylor explains “how to deal with the less common case when a sensitivity or specificity is not reported” during data extraction for diagnostic accuracy studies.

Please see the full article for the mathematical explanations and step-by-step instructions. See also the first two articles in the “Tip for data extraction in meta-analysis” series.


The CEBM is part of the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, and is led by Professor Carl Heneghan.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019