Courtney M. Bell

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Infectious diseases specialists often use diagnostic tests to assess the probability of a disease based on knowledge of the diagnostic properties. It has become standard for published studies on diagnostic tests to report sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. Likelihood ratios are often omitted. We compared published clinical prediction rules in(More)
We are thankful for the thoughtful comments provided by Cohen and colleagues in their letter to the editor, and appreciate the opportunity to respond below. First, Cohen and colleagues make an excellent point that sensitivity and specificity as well as likelihood ratios change with different settings, and offer a good example. When we wrote BUnlike(More)
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