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The Role of Randomized and Nonrandomized Studies in Evaluating Diagnostic StrategiesEvaluating Diagnostic Strategies

M.G. Myriam Hunink, MD, PhD; and Kirsten E. Fleischmann, MD, MPH
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This article was published at www.annals.org on 10 May 2016.

From Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M16-0811.

Requests for Single Reprints: M.G. Myriam Hunink, MD, PhD, PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands, internal postal address Na-2818; e-mail, m.hunink@erasmusmc.nl.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Hunink: PO Box 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands, internal postal address Na-2818.

Dr. Fleischmann: PO Box 0124, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0124.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;165(1):61-62. doi:10.7326/M16-0811
© 2016 American College of Physicians
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