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Crit Care. 2004 Dec;8(6):508-12. Epub 2004 Nov 4.

Statistics review 13: receiver operating characteristic curves.

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  • 1School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK. v.bewick@brighton.ac.uk

Abstract

This review introduces some commonly used methods for assessing the performance of a diagnostic test. The sensitivity, specificity and likelihood ratio of a test are discussed. The uses of the receiver operating characteristic curve and the area under the curve are explained.

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PMC1065080
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