Inter-rater agreement among orthodontists in a blocked experiment.

  title={Inter-rater agreement among orthodontists in a blocked experiment.},
  author={Edward L. Korn and Sheldon Baumrind},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  volume={4 1},
Five orthodontists were asked to predict for 64 patients a particular dichotomous outcome of treatment based on pre-treatment X-ray films. The orthodontists rated the cases in blocks of size 4-6 with the knowledge of the number of positive outcomes in each block. We discuss the reasons why this blocked design is appropriate whenever clinicians are asked to… CONTINUE READING