- 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.
|Translated title of the contribution||Roaming through methodology. X. Testing diagnostic procedures|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Oct 1998|