Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis of clinical risk models.

@article{Grunkemeier2001ReceiverOC,
  title={Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis of clinical risk models.},
  author={Gary L. Grunkemeier and Ruyun Jin},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={323-6}
}
Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis is a useful method to measure the ability of a clinical risk model to discriminate between hospital deaths and survivors. Its use in medicine originated as a method for synthesizing the specificity and sensitivity of diagnostic tests across a spectrum of possible cut points. The area under the ROC curve can be interpreted as a probability of correct classification or prediction. We illustrate its use in three steps: first, with a… CONTINUE READING