Comparison of non-parametric confidence intervals for the area under the ROC curve of a continuous-scale diagnostic test.

@article{Qin2008ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of non-parametric confidence intervals for the area under the ROC curve of a continuous-scale diagnostic test.},
  author={Gengsheng Qin and Lejla Hotilovac},
  journal={Statistical methods in medical research},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={207-21}
}
The accuracy of a diagnostic test with continuous-scale results is of high importance in clinical medicine. It is often summarised by the area under the ROC curve (AUC). In this article, we discuss and compare nine non-parametric confidence intervals of the AUC for a continuous-scale diagnostic test. Simulation studies are conducted to evaluate the relative performance of the confidence intervals for the AUC in terms of coverage probability and average interval length. A real example is used to… CONTINUE READING