On statistical comparison of two diagnostic tests

E Andrew Balas, J. Mérei

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Abstract

A one-sample hypothesis testing method is presented for comparing the accuracy of two diagnostic tests. Costs and inconveniences related to the false positive and false negative diagnostic test results, to the extent that they are quantifiable, are considered as measures of the importance of avoiding misclassification. The use of the proposed method is illustrated by comparing the effectiveness of aspiration biopsy cytology and frozen section in detecting malignant thyroid disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-501
Number of pages5
JournalComputers and Biomedical Research
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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Cytology
Biopsy
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Thyroid Diseases
Frozen Sections
Testing
Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
Costs
Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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On statistical comparison of two diagnostic tests. / Balas, E Andrew; Mérei, J.

In: Computers and Biomedical Research, Vol. 18, No. 6, 01.01.1985, p. 497-501.

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