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9780198565826

Statistical Evaluation Of Medical Tests For Classification And Prediction

Statistical Evaluation Of Medical Tests For Classification And Prediction
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  • ISBN-13: 9780198565826
  • ISBN: 0198565828
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated

AUTHOR

Pepe, Margaret Sullivan

SUMMARY

This book describes statistical concepts and techniques for evaluating medical diagnostic tests and biomarkers for detecting disease. More generally, the techniques pertain to the statistical classification problem for predicting a dichotomous outcome. Measures for quantifying test accuracy are described including sensitivity, specificity, predictive values, diagnostic likelihood ratios and the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve that is commonly used for continuous and ordinal valued tests. Statistical procedures are presented for estimating and comparing them. Regression frameworks for assessing factors that influence test accuracy and for comparing tests while adjusting for such factors are presented. This book presents many worked examples of real data and should be of interest to practicing statisticians or quantitative researchers involved in the development of tests for classification or prediction in medicine.Pepe, Margaret Sullivan is the author of 'Statistical Evaluation Of Medical Tests For Classification And Prediction', published 2004 under ISBN 9780198565826 and ISBN 0198565828.

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