Sensitivity and Specificity
Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Piegorsch, W. W. 2013. Sensitivity and Specificity . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 5.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
A brief introduction is given on the use of the terms sensitivity and specificity. Emphasis is directed at diagnostic testing/screening, where the terms delineate forms of true positive and true negative rates of the diagnostic outcomes.
- diagnostic test;
- false positive rate;
- false negative rate