The meaning and use of the area under a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve.

@article{Hanley1982TheMA,
  title={The meaning and use of the area under a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve.},
  author={James A. Hanley and Barbara J. McNeil},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1982},
  volume={143 1},
  pages={
          29-36
        }
}
Key ResultA representation and interpretation of the area under a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve obtained by the "rating" method, or by mathematical predictions based on patient characteristics, is presented. It is shown that in such a setting the area represents the probability that a randomly chosen diseased subject is (correctly) rated or ranked with greater suspicion than a randomly chosen non-diseased subject.Expand
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