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 contribution||Sensitivity and specificity in the evaluation of test results|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Ricerca e Pratica|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
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