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Table 2 Characteristics of included reviews which are reported in tables in overviews

From: Selecting and implementing overview methods: implications from five exemplar overviews

Reported characteristics from included reviews Pollock [19] McClurg [21] Estcourt [20] Hunt [22] Brunton [23]
Review reference
Date of search  
Country (of included studies)   
Objective of review  
Types of studies included in review
Participants included in review
Intervention included in review (including name or brief description)  
Reference standard(s) included in the review (including details: assessment tool used, version, assessor details, description)     
Index test(s) included in review (including brief cognitive assessment details: name, creator, version, description)     
Test thresholds included within the review     
Comparisons included in review  
Outcomes included in review  
Target condition being addressed in the review     
Population prevalence of condition addressed in the review     
Setting focus of the review   
Number of studies included in review
Number of participants included in review  
Other outcomes reported beyond diagnostic test accuracy in the review     
Statistical data from included reviews reported in overview
Effect size   
Confidence intervals  
2 × 2 table components (TP, FP, TN, FN)     
Sensitivity, specificity     
Positive Predictive Value, Negative Predictive Value     
Tests compared, direct/indirect comparisons     
Heterogeneity (statistical measure)  
Direction of effect
Results of moderator analyses