Developing and interpreting models to improve diagnostics in developing countries

  title={Developing and interpreting models to improve diagnostics in developing countries},
  author={Federico Girosi and Stuart S. Olmsted and Emmett B. Keeler and Deborah C. Hay Burgess and Yee-Wei Lim and Julia E. Aledort and Maria E. Rafael and Karen A. Ricci and Rob Boer and Lee Hilborne and Kathryn Pitkin Derose and Molly V. Shea and Christopher M Beighley and Carol A. Dahl and Jeffrey Wasserman},
  volume={444 Suppl 1},
PREFACE The introduction of new diagnostic tools can help to reduce the large burden of disease in the developing world. New tests that can accurately discriminate between patients who do and do not need treatment will reduce mortality, morbidity and the waste of scarce resources. Although high-performance tests are desirable, those that are more accurate usually require greater levels of infrastructure and are therefore accessible to fewer people. Here we outline an approach for estimating the… CONTINUE READING

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