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Studies of Diagnostic and Prognostic Tests.  

Edward H. Livingston

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0019.022.0021
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Diagnostic and prognostic studies are designed to develop, validate, or update the diagnostic or prognostic accuracy of a test or model. Correct treatment depends on accurate diagnosis. Diagnoses may be made based on a patient’s history, physical signs or physical examination findings, or procedures such as blood tests and radiologic imaging. Few diagnostic tests, however, can be relied on to yield accurate diagnoses 100% of the time. Thus, it is important to study the performance of diagnostic tests....

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