Statistical Evaluation of Diagnostic TestsJournal: Bonfring International Journal of Data Mining (Vol.02, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2012-06-30
Authors : Vishnu Vardhan Rudravaram;
Page : 48-51
Keywords : Classification Procedures; Diagnostic Tests; Biomarkers; ROC Curve;
The use of routine laboratory tests in diagnosing disease is becoming of increasing importance. This emphasizes to test the efficiency of diagnostic tests, since relatively few diagnostic tests correctly classify all subjects tested as diseased or well. The more usual situation is one in which some well subjects are classified as diseased and some diseased subjects classified as well. In this type of situation, Diagnostics and prognostic models serve the purpose. Diagnostic models are usually used for classification and quite commonly used in medical field. In this paper, importance of statistical classification procedures are highlighted which helps in the evaluation of diagnostic tests.
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