A model was sensitive but not specific for screening for tuberculosis in contact patients

Menzies, Dick
October 2008
ACP Journal Club;10/21/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 4, p13
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study related to the evaluation of a model for efficient screening of tuberculosis (TB) contact subjects. The study was conducted by researchers K. Aissa, F. Madhi and N. Ronsin. They found that the screening model had high sensitivity but low specificity for detecting TB infections.


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