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Evaluating Diagnostic Tests
L. A. Thibodeau
Vol. 37, No. 4 (Dec., 1981), pp. 801-804
Published by: International Biometric Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2530161
Page Count: 4
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Diagnostic tests, regarded as methods of classification, are rarely perfect. Classification error and competing technologies require careful evaluation of diagnostic tests, usually by comparison to some standard. Conditional probabilities of correct classification, called 'sensitivity' and 'specificity', are typically used as evaluative measures. In this paper we consider misclassification as nonsampling error, evaluating its effect on the observed sensitivity and specificity.
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