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The Joy of StatisticsA Treasury of Elementary Statistical Tools and their Applications$
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Steve Selvin

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198833444

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198833444.001.0001

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Diagnostic tests—assessing accuracy

Diagnostic tests—assessing accuracy

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(p.77) 16 Diagnostic tests—assessing accuracy
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The Joy of Statistics
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Steve Selvin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198833444.003.0016

The use of a two-way table to describe three important statistical properties. Namely: sensitivity, specificity, and false positive measures. The related role of disease prevalence is also discussed.

Keywords:   accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, false positive, binary data, binary tests

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