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Table 1 Search strategy for test-treatment RCTs

From: Research waste in diagnostic trials: a methods review evaluating the reporting of test-treatment interventions

Search strategy Hits
#1 Sensitiva or diagnose or diagnosis or diagnostica in Clinical Trials 70,052
#2 Randoma in Clinical Trials 335,175
#3 “Study design” next “rct” in Clinical Trials 150,275
#4 (#2 OR #3) 449,453
#5 (#1 AND #4) 50,419
#6 (#5), from 2004 to 2007 12,892
  1. CENTRAL Issue 2 2009 (Wiley InterScience, searched 29 May 2009)–general diagnosis textwords across all fields limited to publication years 2004 to 2007
  2. aDenotes truncation of search term