More Than Just Accuracy: A Novel Method to Incorporate Multiple Test Attributes in Evaluating Diagnostic Tests Including Point of Care Tests

@inproceedings{Thompson2016MoreTJ,
  title={More Than Just Accuracy: A Novel Method to Incorporate Multiple Test Attributes in Evaluating Diagnostic Tests Including Point of Care Tests},
  author={Matthew James Thompson and Bernhard H. Weigl and Annette L. Fitzpatrick and Nicole Ide},
  booktitle={IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine},
  year={2016}
}
Current frameworks for evaluating diagnostic tests are constrained by a focus on diagnostic accuracy, and assume that all aspects of the testing process and test attributes are discrete and equally important. Determining the balance between the benefits and harms associated with new or existing tests has been overlooked. Yet, this is critically important… CONTINUE READING