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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