Evidence-based diagnosis [E-Book] / Thomas B. Newman, Michael A. Kohn.
Newman, Thomas B., (author)
Kohn, Michael A., (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
1 online resource (xiii, 295 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Understanding diagnosis and diagnostic testing
  • Reliability and measurement error
  • Dichotomous tests
  • Multilevel and continuous tests
  • Critical appraisal of studies of diagnostic tests
  • Screening tests
  • Prognostic tests and studies
  • Multiple tests and multivariable decision rules
  • Quantifying treatment effects using randomized trials
  • Alternatives to randomized trials for estimating treatment effects
  • Understanding P-values and confidence intervals
  • Challenges for evidence-based diagnosis.