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Thursday, 26 June 2014

EUNetHTA consultation on draft methods guideline for meta-analysis of diagnostics

From the EUNetHTA website:

We are pleased to announce that as of today, 11 June, 2014, the draft methodological guideline “Meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies”, produced within WP7 - Subgroup 3, has entered the public consultation phase.

This consultation will take place between 11 June and 7 July 2014.

Objective of the methodological guideline
EUnetHTA´s methodological guidelines are targeted to the needs of health technology assessors in the EUnetHTA member organisations. Their recommendations focus on the methodological challenges encountered while performing relative effectiveness assessments of pharmaceuticals and other health technologies.

Secondary target groups of the guidelines are decision-makers, researchers, industry or other stakeholders as the guidelines inform on what is deemed:

  • good quality of study design and conduct,
  • less biased, reliable and applicable evidence,
  • good reporting and synthesis of evidence,
  • and good practice of statistical data analysis in the context of HTA.