20. What if neither sensitivity nor specificity are reported?
Data extraction tips for meta-analysis - tip 20
Here's a tip...
When constructing 2X2 diagnostic accuracy tables, if both the sensitivity and specificity are missing, you may be able to calculate them from other statistics.
Dr Kathy Taylor teaches data extraction in Meta-analysis. This is a short course that is also available as part of our MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care, MSc in EBHC Medical Statistics, and MSc in EBHC Systematic Reviews.
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