Beyond diagnostic accuracy: the clinical utility of diagnostic tests.

  title={Beyond diagnostic accuracy: the clinical utility of diagnostic tests.},
  author={Patrick M. M. Bossuyt and Johannes B. Reitsma and Kristian Linnet and Karel G. M. Moons},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={58 12},
Like any other medical technology or intervention, diagnostic tests should be thoroughly evaluated before their introduction into daily practice. Increasingly, decision makers, physicians, and other users of diagnostic tests request more than simple measures of a test's analytical or technical performance and diagnostic accuracy; they would also like to see testing lead to health benefits. In this last article of our series, we introduce the notion of clinical utility, which expresses… CONTINUE READING
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