Sensitivity and specificity can both improve as more investigations are used

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7124.69 (Published 03 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:69
  1. Neil Gillespie, Lecturer on aging and healtha,
  2. Stuart Pringle, Consultant cardiologista,
  3. Allan Struthers, Professor of clinical pharmacologya
  1. a Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY

    Editor—We wish to reply to Davie and McMurray's comments about our article on the assessment of acutely dyspnoeic patients with suspected heart failure; we did not see it before publication.1 We too were surprised by the excellent …

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