Evaluation of diagnostic scores with adjustment for covariates.

  title={Evaluation of diagnostic scores with adjustment for covariates.},
  author={Manfred Berres and Alfons Zehnder and Sibylle Bl{\"a}si and Andreas U. Monsch},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  volume={27 10},
Diagnostic tests yield measurements on very different types of scales. Quantitative scales may consist of non-negative integers, either unbounded or bounded, with a fixed number of different values, or they may consist of continuous or percentage values. Remembering a different threshold value for each diagnostic variable would be cumbersome, in particular if covariates have to be taken into account. As a convenient way to overcome such problems we propose to compute z-scores for all… CONTINUE READING