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Table 1 Search strategy for test-treatment RCTs conducted in CENTRAL Issue 2 2009

From: Test-treatment RCTs are susceptible to bias: a review of the methodological quality of randomized trials that evaluate diagnostic tests

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. adenotes truncation of search term