Figure 16 presents a summary comparison of logit-transformed sensitivity and specificity estimates from all univariate methods considered in this report. The figure summarizes the results presented in Figures 7, 9, and 11.

Figure 16Summary comparison of sensitivity and specificity estimates (logit scale) from all univariate methods considered in this report

Binomial = model using the exact binomial likelihood for within-study variability; mult. DL= multivariate DerSimonian-Laird; normal = model using a normal approximation for within-study variability; MLE = maximum likelihood estimation.

From: Results

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