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The development of QUADAS: a tool for the quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy included in systematic reviews

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, November 2003
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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4 blogs
policy
4 policy sources
twitter
1 tweeter

Citations

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2954 Dimensions

Readers on

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Title
The development of QUADAS: a tool for the quality assessment of studies of diagnostic accuracy included in systematic reviews
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, November 2003
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-3-25
Pubmed ID
Authors

Penny Whiting, Anne WS Rutjes, Johannes B Reitsma, Patrick MM Bossuyt, Jos Kleijnen

Abstract

In the era of evidence based medicine, with systematic reviews as its cornerstone, adequate quality assessment tools should be available. There is currently a lack of a systematically developed and evaluated tool for the assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies. The aim of this project was to combine empirical evidence and expert opinion in a formal consensus method to develop a tool to be used in systematic reviews to assess the quality of primary studies of diagnostic accuracy.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 12 <1%
United States 11 <1%
Canada 8 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Netherlands 6 <1%
Spain 6 <1%
Brazil 5 <1%
Colombia 4 <1%
France 3 <1%
Other 23 2%
Unknown 1272 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 203 15%
Researcher 197 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 196 14%
Student > Bachelor 120 9%
Other 114 8%
Other 384 28%
Unknown 143 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 668 49%
Nursing and Health Professions 95 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 69 5%
Psychology 47 3%
Social Sciences 43 3%
Other 224 17%
Unknown 211 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 39. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2021.
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#906,178
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Outputs from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#95
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#819
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#1
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