Evaluation of diagnostic procedures

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 08 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1391

In this article by J André Knottnerus and colleagues (23 February, pp 477-80), one of the values in the box showing the derivation of measures of discrimination (p 478) was wrong. The last sentence in the second section of text in this box should read “The prior probability of disease is the prevalence of D in the population to be tested: 200/1000=0.20”, with D being the x ray result (fracture or no fracture).


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