- 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 contribution
|Roaming through methodology. X. Testing diagnostic procedures
|Number of pages
|Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
|Published - 24 Oct 1998