Tag Predictive positive value

An unfairly treated genius

Critical appraisal of meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy The genius that I am talking about in the title of this post is none other than Alan Mathison Turing, considered one of the fathers of computer science and a forerunner of modern…
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The guard’s dilemma

Sensitivity and specificity The world of medicine is a world of uncertainty. We can never be sure of anything at 100%, however obvious it may seem a diagnosis, but we cannot beat right and left with ultramodern diagnostics techniques or…
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A never-ending story

Diagnostic odds ratio Today we won’t talk about dragons that take you for a walk if you get on its hump. Nor we’ll talk about men with feet on their heads or any other creature from the delusional mind of…
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