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.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)2345-2347
Number of pages3
JournalNederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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