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Reporting the Performance Characteristics of Diagnostic Tests

Tom Lang Communications and Training International

Interpreting diagnostic test results is a fundamental skill in the practice of medicine, but it can be difficult to do. Participants learn the various purposes and performance characteristics of diagnostic tests. These characteristics include sensitivity and specificity, predictive values, likelihood ratios, and Bayesian statistical approaches to diagnostic testing, as well as issues related to definitions of normal, equivocal test results, common reporting and interpretation biases, and issues in implementing a new test into clinical practice.

The workshop is based on Chapters 10 and 11 of How to Report Statistics in Medicine. An optional pre-workshop assignment adds 1.5 hours to the workshop.