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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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.

Translated title of the contributionSensitivity and specificity in the evaluation of test results
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)178-182
Number of pages5
JournalRicerca e Pratica
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology


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