Programs for diagnostic meta-analysis

The sub-pages below link to programs for Bayesian estimation of a Bivariate model and a Hierarchical Summary Receiver Operating Characteristic (HSROC) model for diagnostic meta-analysis. All programs assume that the data are available in the form of a 2X2 cross-tabulation of the test under evaluation vs the reference. The reference-standard is allowed to be imperfect or perfect. For the HSROC model, the programs are in 3 different languages. The SAS and WinBUGS programs allow for further adjustment of conditional dependence. The bivariate model program is only available for use in WinBUGS.