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Clin Lab Sci. 1995 Sep-Oct;8(5):277-83.

A method evaluation decision chart (MEDx chart) for judging method performance.

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison 53792, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To introduce a new graphical tool that improves the process of making decisions about method performance.

DATA SOURCES:

Scientific literature, mathematical models, and the author's experience.

STUDY SELECTION:

Not applicable.

DATA EXTRACTION:

Not applicable.

DATA SYNTHESIS:

Relationship to charts of operating specifications (OPSpecs charts) provides guidance for classification of performance as poor, marginal, good, or excellent.

CONCLUSION:

Objective decisions on the performance of methods can be made quickly and easily with the aid of a Method Evaluation Decision Chart.

PMID:
10172753
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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