A Critique on Contemporary Reporting of Likelihood Ratios in Test Power Analysis

Weissler, Arnold M.; Bailey, Kent R.
October 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Oct2004, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p1317
Academic Journal
Comments on the calculation of the likelihood ratios in patients with giant cell arteritis in the U.S. Relevance of likelihood ratios to the power of a positive or negative test result to predict diseases; Limitations involved in reporting predictive power using sensitivity, specificity and likelihood ratio; Comparison of the positive predictive power of a clinical indicator or laboratory test for GCA among patients who underwent temporal artery biopsy.


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