Assessing Diagnostic Tests I: You Can't Be Too Sensitive

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Clinicians and patients are always interested in less invasive, cheaper, and faster diagnostic tests. When introducing such a test, physicians must ensure that it is reliable in its diagnoses and does not commit errors. In this article, I discuss several ways that new tests are compared against gold standard diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-520
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2015


  • Diagnostic test
  • Gold standard
  • Negative predictive value
  • Positive predictive value
  • Sensitivity
  • Specificity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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