Interpretation of screening test results: Best performers have the most to learn

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7564.397 (Published 17 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:397
  1. Mark R Nelson, chair, discipline of general practice (Mark.Nelson@utas.edu.au)
  1. School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 33, Hobart, Tas 7001, Australia

    EDITOR—Branwell et al essentially sought participants' estimation of a Down's syndrome screening test's positive predictive value.1 Their results must be interpreted in the clinical setting. …

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