Estimation of operating characteristics for dependent diagnostic tests based on latent Markov models.

@article{Cook2000EstimationOO,
  title={Estimation of operating characteristics for dependent diagnostic tests based on latent Markov models.},
  author={Richard J. Cook and Eduardo T Ng and Maureen O. Meade},
  journal={Biometrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={1109-17}
}
We describe a method for making inferences about the joint operating characteristics of multiple diagnostic tests applied longitudinally and in the absence of a definitive reference test. Log-linear models are adopted for the classification distributions conditional on the latent state, where inclusion of appropriate interaction terms accommodates… CONTINUE READING