• Small-study effects and time trends in diagnostic test accuracy meta-analyses : a meta-epidemiological study 

      Van Enst, Wynanda Annefloor; Naaktgeboren, Christiana A.; Ochodo, Eleanor A.; De Groot, Joris A. H.; Leeflang, Mariska M.; Reitsma, Johannes B.; Scholten, Rob J. P. M.; Moons, Karel G. M.; Zwinderman, Aeilko H.; Bossuyt, Patrick M. M.; Hooft, Lotty (BioMed Central, 2015-05-09)
      Background: Small-study effects and time trends have been identified in meta-analyses of randomized trials. We evaluated whether these effects are also present in meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy studies. Methods: ...