Statistical Methods Used to Test for Agreement of Medical Instruments Measuring Continuous Variables in Method Comparison Studies: A Systematic Review

@inproceedings{Zaki2012StatisticalMU,
  title={Statistical Methods Used to Test for Agreement of Medical Instruments Measuring Continuous Variables in Method Comparison Studies: A Systematic Review},
  author={R. Zaki and Awang M. Bulgiba and Roshidi Ismail and Noor Azina Ismail},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Accurate values are a must in medicine. An important parameter in determining the quality of a medical instrument is agreement with a gold standard. Various statistical methods have been used to test for agreement. Some of these methods have been shown to be inappropriate. This can result in misleading conclusions about the validity of an instrument. The Bland-Altman method is the most popular method judging by the many citations of the article proposing this method. However, the… CONTINUE READING
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