A team of authors and editors are working to prepare the handbook. As each chapter is completed we will upload it to this website.
What's New? (pdf 42KB)
Part 1: Cochrane Reviews
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Planning and preparation of a Cochrane review
Chapter 3: Keeping a Cochrane review up-to-date
Chapter 4: Guide to the contents of a Cochrane review and protocol for Diagnostic Test Accuracy (PDF 209 KB)
Part 2: General Methods for Cochrane Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy
Chapter 5: Introduction to diagnostic research
Chapter 6: Developing criteria for including studies (PDF 125 KB)
Chapter 7: Searching for studies (PDF 410 KB)
Chapter 8: Selecting studies and collecting data not ready yet...do take a look at the tutorial for this in RevMan for DTA reviews, though.
Chapter 9: Assessing methodological quality (PDF 225 KB)
Chapter 11: Interpreting results