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A double SIMEX approach for bivariate random-effects meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy studies

BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:6

Received: 18 August 2016

Accepted: 22 December 2016

Published: 11 January 2017

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Original Submission
18 Aug 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
19 Sep 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paolo Eusebi
21 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pavlina Andreeva-Gateva
11 Nov 2016 Author responded Author comments - Annamaria Guolo
Resubmission - Version 2
11 Nov 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Dec 2016 Editorially accepted
11 Jan 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-016-0284-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Statistical Sciences, Padova, Italy