Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve for medical researchers

  title={Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve for medical researchers},
  author={Rajeev Kumar and Abhaya Indrayan},
  journal={Indian Pediatrics},
Sensitivity and specificity are two components that measure the inherent validity of a diagnostic test for dichotomous outcomes against a gold standard. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve is the plot that depicts the trade-off between the sensitivity and (1-specificity) across a series of cut-off points when the diagnostic test is continuous or on ordinal scale (minimum 5 categories). This is an effective method for assessing the performance of a diagnostic test. The aim of this… 


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