Redundancy of single diagnostic test evaluation.

@article{Moons1999RedundancyOS,
  title={Redundancy of single diagnostic test evaluation.},
  author={Karel G. M. Moons and G-A van Es and Bowine C. Michel and Harry Roger B{\"u}ller and J. Dik F. Habbema and Diederick E. Grobbee},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={276-81}
}
Diagnostic research and diagnostic practice frequently do not cohere. Studies commonly evaluate whether a single test discriminates between disease presence and absence, whereas in practice a test is always judged in the context of other information. This study illustrates drawbacks of single-test evaluation and discusses principles of diagnostic research. We used data on 140 patients suspected of pulmonary embolism who had an inconclusive ventilation-perfusion lung scan. We evaluated three… CONTINUE READING

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