Sensibilita e specificita

Translated title of the contribution: Sensitivity and specificity in the evaluation of test results

D. Luciani, R. Facchini, G. Bertolini

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Abstract

Everytime somebody walks into the doctor's office he should find an answer to two basic rights: being diagnosed as ill if an illness is present or being recognized as healthy in the absence of a significant disease. Diagnostic tests may help the doctor in this task, but must be interpreted with care. In the first of a series of articles on diagnostic tests performance characteristics, the concepts of sensitivity and specificity are reviewed, with attention both to their usefulness and their clinical limitations.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)178-182
Number of pages5
JournalRicerca e Pratica
Volume16
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Routine Diagnostic Tests
Sensitivity and Specificity

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  • Pharmacology

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Luciani, D., Facchini, R., & Bertolini, G. (2000). Sensibilita e specificita. Ricerca e Pratica, 16(5), 178-182.

Sensibilita e specificita. / Luciani, D.; Facchini, R.; Bertolini, G.

In: Ricerca e Pratica, Vol. 16, No. 5, 2000, p. 178-182.

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Luciani, D, Facchini, R & Bertolini, G 2000, 'Sensibilita e specificita', Ricerca e Pratica, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 178-182.
Luciani D, Facchini R, Bertolini G. Sensibilita e specificita. Ricerca e Pratica. 2000;16(5):178-182.
Luciani, D. ; Facchini, R. ; Bertolini, G. / Sensibilita e specificita. In: Ricerca e Pratica. 2000 ; Vol. 16, No. 5. pp. 178-182.
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