Table of Contents

General introduction : evaluation of diagnostic procedures / J. André Knottnerus, Frank Buntinx, and Chris van Weel.
The architecture of diagnostic research / R. Brian Haynes and John You.
Assessment of the accuracy of diagnostic tests : the cross-sectional study / J. André Knottnerus and Jean W. Muris.
Diagnostic testing and prognosis : the randomised controlled trial in test evaluation research / Jeroen G. Lijmer and Patrick M.M. Bossuyt.
The diagnostic before : after study to assess clinical impact / J. André Knottnerus, Geert-Jan Dinant, Onno P. Van Schayck.
Designing studies to ensure that estimates of test accuracy will travel / Les M. Irwig ... [et al.].
Analysis of data on the accuracy of diagnostic tests.
J. Dik ... [et al.].
Multivariable analysis in diagnostic accuracy studies : what are the possibilities? / F. Buntinx ... [et al.].
Standards of reporting on diagnostic accuracy studies / P. Bossuyt and Nynke Smidt.
Guidelines for conducting systematic reviews of studies evaluating the accuracy of diagnostic tests / Frank Buntinx, Bert Aertgeerts, and Petra Macaskill.
Producing and using clinical prediction rules / Tom Fahey and Johan Van der Lei.
Clinical problem solving and diagnostic decision making : a selective review of the cognitive research literature / Alan Schwartz and Arthur S. Elstein.
Improving test ordering and its diagnostic cost effectiveness in clinical practice : bridging the gap between clinical research and routine health care / Ron A.G. Winkens ... [et al.].
Epilogue : overview of evaluation strategy and challenges / J. André Knottnerus, Ann van den Bruel, and Frank Buntinx.