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Conducting systematic reviews of diagnostic studies: didactic guidelines

  • Walter L Devillé1, 2Email author,
  • Frank Buntinx3,
  • Lex M Bouter1,
  • Victor M Montori4,
  • Henrica CW de Vet1,
  • Danielle AWM van der Windt1 and
  • P Dick Bezemer1, 5
BMC Medical Research Methodology20022:9

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-2-9

Received: 21 December 2001

Accepted: 3 July 2002

Published: 3 July 2002

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21 Dec 2001 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Jan 2002 Author responded Author comments - Walter Devillé
Resubmission - Version 3
2 Jan 2002 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Resubmission - Version 4
Submitted Manuscript version 4
5 Mar 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carolyn Rutter
12 Mar 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jonathan Mant
22 May 2002 Author responded Author comments - Walter Devillé
Resubmission - Version 5
22 May 2002 Submitted Manuscript version 5
Resubmission - Version 6
Submitted Manuscript version 6
22 May 2002 Author responded Author comments - Walter Devillé
Resubmission - Version 7
22 May 2002 Submitted Manuscript version 7
6 Jun 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Carolyn Rutter
27 Jun 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jonathan Mant
Resubmission - Version 8
Submitted Manuscript version 8
Publishing
3 Jul 2002 Editorially accepted
3 Jul 2002 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-2-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO Institute), VU University Medical Centre
(2)
Programme Migrant Health, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (Nivel)
(3)
Department of General Practice, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium & Department of General Practice, University of Maastricht
(4)
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
(5)
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Centre

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