Introduction to diagnostic test accuracy studies

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Abstract

Diagnostic accuracy studies are fundamental for the assessment of diagnostic tests. Researchers need to understand the implications of their chosen design, opting for comparative designs where possible. Researchers should analyse test accuracy studies using the appropriate methods, acknowledging the uncertainty of results and avoiding overstating conclusions and ignoring the clinical situation which should inform the trade-off between sensitivity and specificity. Test accuracy studies should be reported with transparency using the STAndards for the Reporting of Diagnostic accuracy studies (STARD) checklist.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E5–E9
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Endocrinology
Volume184
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2021

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