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Panel Methodology*: Analytic Principles in Evaluating the Performance Characteristics of Diagnostic Tests for Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH
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*From the Department of Family Practice, Medical College of Virginia, Fairfax, VA 22033.



Chest. 2000;117(4_suppl_2):182S-185S. doi:10.1378/chest.117.4_suppl_2.182S
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The panel followed a systematic approach to reviewing the evidence and developing its recommendations, which consisted of the following: (1) definition of focus, (2) review of evidence, (3) assessment of expert opinion and feasibility issues, (4) development of recommendations, and (5) outside review.

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