3. The Design of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies

  1. Xiao-Hua Zhou1,
  2. Nancy A. Obuchowski2 and
  3. Donna K. McClish3

Published Online: 27 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470317082.ch3

Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine

Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine

How to Cite

Zhou, X.-H., Obuchowski, N. A. and McClish, D. K. (2002) The Design of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies, in Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470317082.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Indiana University

  2. 2

    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

  3. 3

    Virginia Commonwealth University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471347729

Online ISBN: 9780470317082

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Keywords:

  • diagnostic accuracy studies;
  • multiple tests;
  • gold standard;
  • potential sources;
  • numerical precision for accuracy

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Determining the Objective of the Study

  • Identifying the Target-Patient Population

  • Selecting a Sampling Plan for Patients

  • Selecting the Gold Standard

  • Choosing a Measure of Accuracy

  • Identifying the Target-Reader Population

  • Selecting a Sampling Plan for Readers

  • Planning the Data Collection

  • Planning the Data Analyses

  • Determining the Sample Size