[ROC (receiver operating characteristics) curve: principles and application in biology].

@article{Delacour2005ROCO,
  title={[ROC (receiver operating characteristics) curve: principles and application in biology].},
  author={Herv{\'e} Delacour and Aur{\'e}lie Servonnet and Aurore Perrot and J F Vigezzi and Jos{\'e} Moreira Ram{\'i}rez},
  journal={Annales de biologie clinique},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={145-54}
}
Laboratory test's diagnostic performances are generally estimated by means of their sensibility, specificity and positive and negative predictive values. Unfortunately, these indices reflect only imperfectly the capacity of a test to correctly classify subjects into clinically relevant subgroups. The appeal to ROC (receiver operating characteristic) curve appears as a tool of choice for this evaluation. Used in the medical domain since the 60s, ROC curve is a graphic representation of the… CONTINUE READING