Dwalingen in de methodologie. X. Her toetsen van diagnostiek

Translated title of the contribution: Roaming through methodology. X. Testing diagnostic procedures

P. M.M. Bossuyt*, J. G. Lijmer, B. W. Mol

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- In this era of evidence-based medicine, diagnostic tests cannot escape close scrutiny of their effectiveness. - Sensitivity and specificity have up till now played a central role in the evaluation of diagnostic tests. These terms are not without their shortcomings when it comes to the characterisation of a test's true worth for patients. - Randomised clinical trials are increasingly used for evaluation of medical tests and outlining of strategy. - The indirect relationship between test results and health outcome creates additional challenges for designers of such trials.

Translated title of the contributionRoaming through methodology. X. Testing diagnostic procedures
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)2345-2347
Number of pages3
JournalNederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 1998


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