The medical history question as a health screening test. An assessment of validity.

  title={The medical history question as a health screening test. An assessment of validity.},
  author={P. Hershberg and C. Englebardt and R. Harrison and J. Rockart and R. McGandy},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={127 2},
Criteria and methodology have been proposed for measuring the validity of medical history questions in the detection of disease states. These methods have been applied to the evaluation of sensitivity and specificity for each of 20 questions from an automated medical history questionnaire used by the Lahey Clinic Foundation. Values of both of these factors have been noted to vary over wide ranges. In a comparison of results for individual questions, the queries on dyspnea occurring after… Expand
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