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Sensitivity and Specificity

Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)

Year introduced: 1991

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    Tree Number(s): E05.318.370.800, E05.318.740.872, G17.800, N05.715.360.325.700, N05.715.360.750.725, N06.850.520.445.800, N06.850.520.830.872

    MeSH Unique ID: D012680

    Entry Terms:

    • Specificity and Sensitivity
    • Sensitivity
    • Specificity

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