[Critical appraisal of evidence on diagnostic tests].

@article{Furukawa2003CriticalAO,
  title={[Critical appraisal of evidence on diagnostic tests].},
  author={Toshiaki Furukawa},
  journal={Rinsho byori. The Japanese journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={19-23}
}
The article explains the use of stratum-specific likelihood ratios(SSLRs) and the use of a checklist for critically appraising articles on diagnostic tests. The author recommends the use of SSLRs over sensitivity/specificity when evaluating the test characteristics of a given test, because the former retains as much information as possible of the test… CONTINUE READING