In this post you are going to figure out how to interpret the evaluation of diagnostic tests through sensitivity and specificity.
Diagnostic tests can be big business. Angel Wong reports on one case study highlighting how deceptive such tests can be.
Sean reviews ‘What is Evidence Based Medicine and Why Should I care?’, an article for students and healthcare professionals which covers Evidence-Based Medicine from first principles to medical statistics in the course of one free paper.
On the uniform of every fine detective, badges which salute their sensitivity and specificity are worn. From crime to clinic, find out what defines these “pre-test” probabilities.
Pre-test probabilities can help clinicians select and interpret diagnostic tests. To see a recent, real life application check out Aaron’s review of “Diagnostic Accuracy of Point-of-Care Tests for Detecting Albuminuria” from the Annals of Internal Medicine.
I have a test, and I know its measure of sensitivity. What does this tell me? When should I use this test? How do I expect this test to perform? Read more about the clinical application of sensitivity.
On the uniform of every fine detective, badges which salute their “sensitivity” and “specificity” are worn. From crime to clinic, find out what defines these “pre-test” probabilities.
Evidence-based medicine has a large variety of different sub-fields. Let’s begin our journey towards one of them – evidence-based physical examination.
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There are over 100 diseases that the National Screening Committee in the UK considers screening for – but only a fraction of these are approved for one reason or another. This blog hopes to give an introduction to the issues with screening programmes, in particular those involved in detecting cancer.