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Understanding statistical terms: 4 – diagnostic tests


An increasing number of statistical terms appear in journal articles and it can be difficult to keep abreast of these. With this in mind, DTB is producing a series of short explanatory articles covering various terms and their uses.13 This, the fourth article in the series, will focus on terminology used in discussing diagnostic tests.

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