Clinical Epidemiology – the Diagnosis

Authors: V. Janout
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav preventivního lékařství LF UP, Olomouc
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2003; : 625-629


Basic procedure for any clinician is to establish the diagnosis. There are some basic measures of diagnostic testsvalidity, which clinician should knowand use for selection of appropriate diagnostic test and for the correct evaluationof test results. Sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values and likelihood ratio belong amongthose measures.

Key words:
diagnostic tests, sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, likelihood ratio.

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Addictology Allergology and clinical immunology Angiology Audiology Clinical biochemistry Dermatology & STDs Paediatric gastroenterology Paediatric surgery Paediatric cardiology Paediatric neurology Paediatric ENT Paediatric psychiatry Paediatric rheumatology Diabetology Pharmacy Vascular surgery Pain management

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Journal of Czech Physicians

2003 Issue 10

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