Congratulations to our team member Ann-Christine. With the help of our colleague Benjamin and former colleague Anne-Sophie she could state that the quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies has improved rather moderately since European Radiology started encouraging its authors to follow the STARD (Standards for Reporting Diagnostic Accuracy) guidelines. Authors and reviewers should pay more attention to adherence to the various items of the STARD checklist to avoid any kind of bias.
Quotes from the abstract:
“In mid-2017, European Radiology started encouraging its authors to follow the STARD guidelines. Our MEDLINE search identified 114 diagnostic accuracy studies published in European Radiology in 2015 and 2019. The quality of reporting was evaluated by two independent reviewers using the revised STARD statement.“ “In addition, we calculated differences related to the study design, data collection and citation rate.“ “The quality of reporting of diagnostic accuracy studies according to the STARD statement was moderate with a slight improvement since European Radiology started to recommend its authors to follow the STARD guidelines.“
Read the whole article published in European Radiology: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-022-09008-7