Determining the sensitivity and specificity of common diagnostic tests for carpal tunnel syndrome using latent class analysis.

@article{Lajoie2005DeterminingTS,
  title={Determining the sensitivity and specificity of common diagnostic tests for carpal tunnel syndrome using latent class analysis.},
  author={Andrew S. Lajoie and Steven James Mccabe and Binu-prathap Thomas and Stephen E. Edgell},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={116 2},
  pages={
          502-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The accuracy of a diagnostic test used to classify a patient as having disease or being disease-free is a valuable piece of information to be used by the physician when making treatment decisions. If a standard reference test is available, determining the sensitivity and specificity of a new test is straightforward. However, if that reference test is incorrectly assumed to be perfectly sensitive and specific, the errors of the reference test can result in an underestimation of the… CONTINUE READING
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