Too Bad It Isn't True

@article{Baron1994TooBI,
  title={Too Bad It Isn't True},
  author={J. Baron},
  journal={Medical Decision Making},
  year={1994},
  volume={14},
  pages={107 - 107}
}
  • J. Baron
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Although the heuristic is not true, there are some things that can be relied on. First, a negative result from a 100% sensitive test will reliably rule out disease, and a positive result from a 100% specific test will be perfectly reliable in ruling in. Unfortunately, there are few such tests available, so this in itself is not a very useful clinical rule. Second, as Boyko points out, for tests with at most a given sensitivity, the one with the highest specificity will be best at ruling in a… CONTINUE READING
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